Scottish Ballet launches £1m appeal

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News presenter Kirsty Wark has launched an appeal to ensure the award-winning dance company Scottish Ballet can move into its new home.

The appeal is hoping to raise the final £1 million needed to complete Scottish Ballet’s new home at Glasgow’s Tramway arts centre, with £10 million of the £11 million required already pledged.

The public is now being asked to help raise the cash.

Wark, patron of the Scottish Ballet Tramway Appeal, said: “I urge people to join me in supporting Scottish Ballet in this exceptional project.”

Scottish Ballet’s executive producer Cindy Sughrue said: “The new facilities will allow us to extend opportunities for Scotland’s communities, nurture fresh talent and put Scotland on the map as being at the forefront of professional dance on an international level.”

She added: “We are not only creating an inspirational building, we are creating opportunities for Scotland and laying the foundations for a dynamic national dance company for generations to come - but to do this, we need the public’s support.”

Scottish Ballet’s staff and dancers hope to move into the new premises at the beginning of 2009.

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