Scottish Ballet celebrates its 50th anniversary with the announcement of an ambitious 2019/2020 season.

The new season includes two world premieres, the second Digital Season and an ambitious commitment to commission and stage five new full-length ballets in five years.

The season opens in the Highlands, at Eden Court in Inverness on Thursday 28 March with Spring!, a double bill of Sophie Laplane’s world premiere Dextera and Elite Syncopations choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan.

In the Summer/Autumn Helen Pickett’s adaptation of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece of power and persecution The Crucible receives its world premiere, opening the Edinburgh International Festival dance programme in 2019, and Christopher Hampson’s The Snow Queen follows in Winter 2019.

In 2019 the second Digital Season includes a series of commissioned films, live streams and virtual reality experiences including the work of the company’s first Digital Artist in Residence, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom.

To create new work on an unprecedented scale, Scottish Ballet has launched Five in Five, the most ambitious commissioning programme in the company’s history aiming to stage five new full-length ballets in five years.

Founded in 1969, Scotland’s national dance company celebrates 50 years of inspiring audiences on stage and beyond in 2019, with a creative vision crafted by Scotland.