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In pictures: St Kilda

St Kilda (Pic: Norman Chalmers)

St Kilda, an archipelago 41 miles (65km) off the Western Isles, is to be celebrated in an opera on June 22 and 23 (Pic: Norman Chalmers)

French vertical dance company Retouramont (Pic: Brian Hall)

A film of French dance company Retouramont performing on the islands will form a backdrop to the opera (Pic: Brian Hall)

French vertical dancer (Pic: Brian Hall)

Retouramont describes itself as a vertical dance company (Pic: Brian Hall)

French vertical dancers (Pic: Brian Hall)

The opera, which received funding from the Scottish Executive, will be performed in Scotland, Austria, Belgium, France and Germany (Pic: Brian Hall)

French vertical dancers (Pic: Brian Hall)

Footage of the dancers was shot by Keith Partridge, who was involved in the film Touching the Void (Pic: Brian Hall)

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