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August 21, 2019

The Chosen creators challenge conception of mortality - The National

May 14, 2019

The Chosen Launch

#GoodDeathWeek Scotland is the ideal time to announce the World Premiere of our brand new show The Chosen. This deeply personal reflection on how we experience the time left to us is created and directed by Company Chordelia’s Kally Lloyd-Jones and performed by a six-strong cast. The Chosen is about dying, and so is also about embracing the art of living and the passage of time. How do we choose to live in the face of the inevitable and how do we think about the final stage of our life cycle? Increasingly, as medicine advances, knowledge of imminent death has become a reality for everyone. 

A reference to The Rite of Spring - where the “Chosen One” is to be sacrificed, but also revered and honoured - The Chosen addresses our mortality from the shifting perspectives of ourselves and our loved ones. 

The Chosen will open at Dance Base 2-25 August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before touring across Scotland and beyond in September. Tickets for Edinburgh are on sale from Friday 16 May at

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief #TheChosenCC #EdFringe

April 03, 2019

Touring Fund

Company Chordelia are pleased to be one of the first recipients of Creative Scotland's new Touring Fund.  We will be premiering The Chosen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 and then touring all over Scotland and the Uk afterwards. 

November 05, 2018

A New Piece in the Pipeline

We are thrilled to have been awarded funding from Creative Scotland to begin a research and development phase for a new piece called The Chosen.  This piece is about the process of dying, about community and love and we are hoping to be in full production later this year.

December 18, 2017

Lady Mabeth in The Guardian's Top 10 Dance Shows 2017

Company Chordelia are delighted to be included in Judith Mackrell's top 10 dance shows of 2017

August 13, 2017

July 15, 2017

Winner! Best Live Performance

Company Chordelia are thrilled and proud to have won the Best Live Performance category at The Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

Finalist for Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards

Company Chordelia have been nominated as a finalist for the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2017 for "Best Live Performance"  Awards in July! Congratulations to all the team.

January 09, 2017

The Guardian. Unmissable Culture 2017

We are thrilled to be included in Judith Mackrell at The Guardian's must-see dance shows of 2017.

December 03, 2016

LADY MACBETH: unsex me here

Lady Macbeth:unsex me here is home from its premiere and autumn tour, gaining 4 and five star reviews from national press and wonderful responses from audiences.  We look forward to taking it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.  More news on that soon...

May 06, 2016

LADY MACBETH: unsex me here

Company Chordelia are thrilled to have been awarded funding from Creative Scotland to create their new show, Lady Macbeth:unsex me here.  A co-production with Solar Bear, this show will incorporate sign language of Shakespeare text into the choreography, cretaing a show which will speak equally, but differently to D/deaf and hearing audiences.  We are creating the show over the summer and touring it in October & November 2016.  More news soon!

April 02, 2016


Company Chordelia and Solar Bear are looking for a professional male d/Deaf dancer to be part of a new dance theatre production about Lady Macbeth which will incorporate BSL into the choreography.  

We are looking for strong technique in either classical or contemporary styles as well as strong acting/performance skills.

The successful candidate must be available June 27th - July 23rd for creation and October 17th - November 2016 for rehearsal and touring (9 weeks total) and for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 (final dates tbc). Rehearsals will take place in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Audition will be by invitation and will take place on Monday 2nd May 2016 at 2pm in Glasgow. Please send cv and photo to


March 31, 2016

Creative Scotland explore Nijinsky's Last Jump

March 24, 2016

Nijinsky's Last Jump Spring Tour

Nijinsky's Last Jump tour will open on April 23rd at Paisley Art Centre and we have 14 venues lined up all over Scotland with one quick trip to Oxford.  We have just added an additional date at Poolewe Village Hall near the Gairloch on May 27th.  We are very excited about taking this show on the road and meeting audiences all over Scotland.

January 16, 2016

Best Dance Shows to see in Scotland 2016

Looking forward to our tour of Nijinsky's Last Jump in April & May.  Dates will be released very soon and meanwhile we are so pleased to be included on this list.'s this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

December 16, 2015

Judith Mackrell's top 10 dance of 2015

Thrilled to be number 5 in Judith Mackrell's top 10 for 2015.

December 16, 2015

Daily Telegraph Review of the Year

Mark Monahan's Daily Telegraph Review of the Year included Nijinsky's Last Jump in it's highlights of 2015 -   "almost intolerably moving two-hander .. This burnished little pearl was the work of Company Chordelia"

December 15, 2015

Recording of first scene of True Maris

Fantastic and exciting day recording the first scene of a new opera by John Harris and Zoe Strachan.  With Jessica Cottis conducting and a wonderful ensemble of singers and players, our development period funded by The Foyle Foundation and in association with The Caterans Common Wealth Project culminated in this recording and looking forward to a completed opera in 2018.

November 10, 2015

Nijinsky's Last Jump Spring Tour 2016

Booking is underway for the spring tour of Nijinsky's Last Jump, dates to be announced in the new year.

August 19, 2015

Judith Mackrell Guardian Review 5 stars

"The story of Vaslav Nijinsky – the mad, broken genius of ballet – has been told many times on stage. Yet of all the versions I have seen, none has evoked its subject with the imagination and tenderness of Kally Lloyd-Jones’s new work."


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