Rathbones has committed to a 12-month corporate sponsorship with Scottish Ballet, supporting their return to the stage in the coming year.
Scottish Ballet strives for excellence across everything that it does, placing particular importance on being inclusive and sharing the joy and benefits of dance with everyone, regardless of age, ability and background.
Rathbones wants to support Scottish Ballet in this and is delighted to become a Corporate Dance Partner and support their transition back to live events.
Founded in 1969, Scottish Ballet is based in Glasgow and funded by the Scottish Government.
The company performs regularly across Scotland, throughout the UK and internationally, inspiring on stage and beyond.
The past year has been a challenge for everyone in the arts industry with venues closed, loss of income and uncertainty on dates for a return to live performances.
Rathbones’ sponsorship aims to support Scottish Ballet during this period of transition as restrictions ease and life returns to normal.
Throughout the last year Scottish Ballet has been delivering everything that it can online.
From ballet classes for absolute beginners to advanced dancers, alongside a weekly programme of dance health classes for those living with neurological conditions.
As well as creating and sharing new dance films to presenting dancer and creative team talks to its membership, Scottish Ballet also produced a critically acclaimed full-length feature film The Secret Theatre for audiences last Christmas.
All of which have kept audiences at home and abroad entertained.
Scottish Ballet’s ambitions to promote Scotland’s pioneering spirit far and wide and explore new styles and push creativity chimes well with Rathbones’ own aim to Look Forward.
As part of the sponsorship Rathbones will be able to offer exclusive access to upcoming virtual events to clients, as well as the opportunity to attend live events when possible.
Adam Drummond, Regional Director at Rathbone Investment Management comments:
“Scottish Ballet celebrates Scotland, showcasing our collective drive, passion and creativity across the world.
“We are proud to be able to sponsor such a vibrant and talented organisation, particularly at this challenging time for the arts industry.
“While theatres and other performance venues went dark last March, Scottish Ballet has continued to delight, support and interact with its members online.
“We are looking forward to making the most of these virtual events while we can, and to returning as audience members to enjoy the company’s live performances.”
Christopher Hampson, CEO/Artistic Director at Scottish Ballet:
“We are delighted that Rathbones Investment Management is supporting the arts of Scotland through joining the Scottish Ballet family as Corporate Dance Partners.
“We look forward to welcoming their guests and clients to our events, online and in person as we work towards our return to the stage.”