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WHAT has Scotland done to deserve Joaquín Cortés? Over the past couple of years we have also had a visit from the legendary Baryshnikov, not to mention Edinburgh regulars such as Mark Morris, Nederlands Dans Theater and the Rambert Dance Company.
The answer lies in the hard work of dance professionals promoting their cause north of the Border, with a good 20 years spent laying the foundations of a fertile dance culture. This toil has borne fruit in a new generation of fans who flock to watch both big-name professionals and small homegrown companies alike.
Once a nation that liked its dancing men in tights, we now adore Baryshnikov in his boiler suit, strutting his stuff with a set of ladders. We watch unfazed as a lone female from his White Oak Dance project sits on a stool with a wire basket on her head, stuffing her mouth with washing up sponges and foam hair rollers. click for more