||Described by Article 19 as "one of Scotland's most popular choreographers", Ross Cooper trained at Ecole de Etoile de Rudra Bejart, Switzerland with Azari Plissetsky & Maurice Bejart then continued training at NSCD and the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation. Ross has danced with The Royal Opera Ballet, Rudra Bejart Ballet, PACT Ballet, David Massingham Dance, AMP, Tokyo Ballet Japan & on various projects.
Ross has worked on material by William Forsythe, Merce Cunningham, Ohad Naharin, Peter Darrell CBE, Michael Clark, Kim Brandstrup, Hofesh Shechter, Jan-Bas Bollen, Maurice Bejart, David Bintley, John Cranko, Choo San Goh, Matthew Bourne, Sir Peter Wright, Rui Lopes Graca and Henry Oguike to name but a few.
Performing: Saturday 23 July
This Is Winter
Shivering, frozen mid the frosty snow in biting, stinging winds; running to and frost to stamp one's icy feet, teeth chattering in the bitter chill. To rest contentedly beside the hearth, while those outside are drenched by pouring rain. We tread the icy path slowly and cautiously, for fear of tripping and falling. Then turn abruptly, slip, crash on the ground and, rising, hasten on across the ice lest it cracks up. We feel the chill north winds coarse through the home despite the locked and bolted doors…this is winter, which nonetheless brings its own delights.
Choreographer: Ross Cooper
Dancers: Ross Cooper and Aikaterina Chatzaki
Music: Antonio Vivaldi
We are a young and exciting duo from Greece and Scotland. We have presented modern dance performances and workshops throughout the UK and Greece set to various classical and contemporary works of music. As a European dance partnership we plan to present modern dance of the highest calibre both technically and artistically to as diverse an audience as possible.