Hooking up

Dancer Naomi Murray appears in Tenderhook at the Madinat


Scottish Dance Theatre (SDT) is preparing to take to the stage in Dubai with Tenderhook, a trilogy of contemporary dance works by internationally celebrated choreographers. SDT dancer Naomi Murray tells us why it’s a must-see.

We hear your family live in Dubai. How does it feel to bring the show out here?
Very exciting. My family has been in Dubai for 15 years now, so it’s about time I came to them to perform.

Are you looking forward to the family coming to see you? Or is it not dad’s kind of thing?
I’m lucky to have a supportive family. Of course I’m nervous, but I trust the company I’m with and the quality of work we make as a result – they’ll love it! And I get a holiday.

So, in a nutshell, what’s Tenderhook all about?
Tenderhook is essentially the search for companionship.

There are two other dances besides Tenderhook – DOG and In The Middle Of The Moment. Can you tell us more about them?
DOG is an urban, cynical outlook on modern society. It’s grungy, visceral and energetic, and there’s some powerful movement. In The Middle Of The Moment is about a couple who are at the breaking point of their relationship, confined in a space the size of a small square. It’s a duet full of beautiful movement. So, this is your last chance to encourage us to come and see your show. Sell it to us. The show is made up of a range of works. It’s bold and beautiful.

October 22-24 at The First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, 8pm. Dhs150. Call 800 4669 or see www.timeouttickets.com.

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