Avant Première Talk ‘The Perfect Place – A 360 Ballet’


“The Perfect Place” tells the story of a couple looking to recapture the spark they once had. By delving deeper into the life of a seemingly perfect relationship, it explores the emptiness and regret behind the façade.  Scottish Ballet partnered with the BBC to create "The Perfect Place" using 360° technology as a new way to experience narrative dance online. It is the first film of its kind, with choreography and narrative created specifically for the medium.  It is collaboration between Scottish Ballet’s CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, choreographer Sophie Laplane, BBC Arts Digital director Laura-Jane McRae and BBC 360 producer Edwin Wyatt. It was part of Scottish Ballet’s inaugural Digital Season, Under The Skin.

This Avant Première Talk is held in the course of the Programme Focus "Innovation Day".


Monday 19 Feb 201814:00 - 14:30Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz,
Conference Hall


Christopher Hampson

CEO/Artistic Director at Scottish Ballet

Christopher Hampson was appointed CEO/Artistic Director in June 2015. He has created numerous works for companies including The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, the National Theatre in Prague, Atlanta Ballet and Scottish Ballet

Laura-Jane McRae

Director BBC Arts Digital at BBC Arts Digital

Laura-Jane is a director who works across a diverse mix of films ranging from long form observational documentaries, dance films, character led shorts and innovative projects such as “The Perfect Place”. She is currently working on the new series of BBC Young Musician for BBC 4.


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