Sophie Laplane was born in Paris, France and trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris and Paris Opera Ballet School. Sophie joined Scottish Ballet in 2004. She remained a dancer with the Company until 2017, when she became Scottish Ballet's Choreographer in Residence. She debuted “Oxymore” with the Scottish Ballet in 2013 and since has created several works, performed at home and abroad. Recently “Sibilo” premiered at the Joyce Theater, New York.
She has created several works for film including, Maze, Idle Eyes and Indoors, created remotely via Zoom. Maze won Best Screen Dance Short at the San Francisco Dance Film festival in 2015. She created new versions of “Oxymore” for the Edinburgh Festival’s Light Shines On and for the Ballet Contemporáneo del Teatro San Martin in Argentina.
Rachel Elderkin is a freelance dancer and dance writer based in London. Her dance writing can be also be read in the Stage, londondance.com, Exeunt and British Theatre Guide. She is a member of the UK's Critics' Circle, and has written for The Skinny (Scotland) and LeftLion (Nottingham) where she was Arts Editor.
Host: Rachel Elderkin
Guest: Sophie Laplane
Production: George Bushaway
Produced for Fjord Review