Virtuoso pianists in dedicated concert

Hilary Brooks and Karen MacIver present 'Piano Piano' at the Bonar Hall, Dundee on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m.
Hilary Brooks and Karen MacIver present 'Piano Piano' at the Bonar Hall, Dundee on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m.

A unique evening of original and captivating music from two of Scotland’s virtuoso pianists comes to Dundee on Saturday.

Award-winning musicians Hilary Brooks and Karen MacIver present ‘Piano Piano’ at Dundee Rep Theatre’s Bonar Hall at 8 p.m. as part of their Scottish tour.

Hilary and Karen will play tracks from their new debut album ‘Dedicated…’

The album is performed and composed for two grand pianos and was inspired by iconic women who changed the world.

The tracks combine elements of filmic landscape, improvisation and sheer classic virtuosity portraying the spirit of Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn, the ground-breaking Amelia Earhart and Nobel prize winner Marie Curie, amongst many others.

Hilary, a performer, director and arranger, is no stranger to Dundee Rep Theatre.

Her recent Critics Award for best music and sound include Sondheim’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ (Dundee Rep Ensemble 2011) and ‘Sunshine on Leith’ the musical.

Karen’s acclaimed work ‘Flame’ was written for the Olympic Torch Relay and underscored the film of its journey to the London 2012 Games.

Karen also received a British Academy of Songwriters Composers and Authors award in 2010.

Scottish Dance Theatre presents two compelling works from international choreographers performed by the company’s exceptional dancers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 20, 21 and 22.

Expect passion, energy and boundary-pushing dance with ‘Yama’ by Damien Jalet and ‘Kingdom’ by Jorge Crecis.

Damien Jalet has been responsible for some of the most revered productions of the last 10 years, including ‘Babel’ (Laurence Olivier Award 2011) and work with Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and a radical re-staging of ‘Bolero’ with Marina Abramovic at the Paris Opera.

In a UK first, Jalet collaborates on set design with American visual artist Jim Hodges (Association Internationale des Critiques d’art). Created with the dancers of Scottish Dance Theatre, ‘Yama’ explores the mythology associated with mountains to produce a visceral and compelling work of collective ascension.

Spanish choreographer Jorge Crecis presents his risk-taking, playful ‘Kingdom’. Starting with 80 bamboo sticks and 120 ropes, the company of 10 dancers are challenged to transform the raw materials into a six metre human shelter.

With an original score by ‘The Artist’, ‘Kingdom’ is a political work inspired by Crecis’s participation in the Madrid Occupy movement. Age recommendation: 12+.

The Jongleurs Comedy Club at the Rep’s Bonar Hall on Friday, February 14 features a superb line-up from the best of the British stand-up circuit.

During this hilarious evening three comedians and a compere will take to the stage to tickle your funny bone. They are Jellybean Martinez, John Scott, Chris Conroy and Del Strain.

Back by popular demand, the ‘Fawlty Towers Dinner Show’ runs at Dundee Rep from Wednesday, February 26 to Friday, February 28 at 7.30 p.m.

Performed in a restaurant as you dine, ‘Fawlty Towers – The Dinner Show’ is a spectacular tribute to the iconic British sitcom.

Everything that can go wrong will and as you, the dining audience, are part of the show you will gain first-hand experience of the Fawlty’s famous hospitality, comical mishaps and manic mayhem.