Cathy Marston Choreographer

before the tempest…after the storm / 2004

before the tempest…after the storm

Premiere: Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London. 2004

Two duets that form a prequel and sequel to Shakespeare’s Tempest - Caliban and Sycorax, Prospero and Ariel. Commissioned by the Royal Opera House and filmed by the BBC.

Music: Jules Maxwell – specially commissioned.

Set and Costumes: Jon Bausor

Light: Simon Bennison

Cast: 4

Length: 30mins

“Marston rises to the challenges… (she) has come up with a little poetic gem… Rich in pain and tenderness, expressed in imaginative shapes and movements.”
Dance Europe 2004

“The result of her (clearly considerable) research has been to create a diptych. Two bookends that provide both prequel and sequel to Shakespeare’s Comedy: ‘before the tempest…after the storm’. It is a remarkably mature and inspirational work.”
Ballet.co.uk (Graham Watts), February 2004

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