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The Life and Times is an innovative hybrid performance presented simultaneously to audiences in the theatre and at home. Performed onstage and broadcasted live in a single, continuous shot, The Life and Times is a cinematic, surreal dance journey, set to a sumptuous soundtrack of Baroque music.

Conceived and directed by Scottish Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Joan Clevillé, the work oscillates between playfulness and abstraction to create a visual meditation on human fragility and our relationship with time.

A surreal universe

– The Guardian

puts the audience front and centre of the action, truly immersing you in the journey

– Theatre Scotland 

Creative team 
Conceived and Directed by Joan Clevillé
Choreography by Joan Clevillé in collaboration with Scottish Dance Theatre Dancers
Performed by Scottish Dance Theatre
Digital Artist Tao-Anas Le Thanh
Costume and Set Design Matthias Strahm
Lighting Design Emma Jones
Original Devising Cast Bonni Bogya, Kieran Brown, João Castro, Glenda Gheller, Luigi Nardone, Nicole Nevitt, Jessie Roberts-Smith, Pauline Torzuoli, Solène Weinachter, Johanna Wernmo

Premiered digitally in June 2021.