Cathy Marston Choreographer

Broken Fiction

Premiere: Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House. November 2003.

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House.

Music: Dave Maric – Broken Fiction

Set and Costumes: Anthony Lamble

Light: Simon Bennison

Cast: 2 (Cindy Jourdain and Johannes Stepanek)

“What bliss it is to see new choreography that not only fulfils your expectations but surpasses them… not only does she use fine technicians but she has an instinct for and an understanding of the craft and – the cherry on the top – she has ideas.”
Dance Europe 2003

Non Exeunt

Premiere: George Piper Dances (aka Ballet Boyz) Sadlers Wells, London. 2003

Ophelia and Lady Macbeth meet…

Music: John Cage

Design: Jon Bausor

Cast: 2

Length: 13mins

Summer Twinnings

Premiere: Royal Ballet School, Royal Opera House, London. 2003

Music: Prokofiev – A Summer Day

Costumes: Johannes Stepanek

Cast: 8

Length: 18mins

“Marston’s Summer Twinings, set to Prokofiev’s breezy A Summer’s Day, also incorporates personal trademarks. Most notable is her kaleidoscopic manner of exploring facets of a relationship.”
The Times, 2003

Stateless

Premiere: Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London. 2003.

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House

Music: Rachmaninoff – Variations on a theme of Chopin

Set and Costumes: Jon Bausor

Light: Simon Bennison

Cast: 6

Length: 27mins

“Marston displays a fine eye for the details of the limbo these dancers inhabit - as their limbs shiver with apprehension, as they blindly cling to each other, as they sicken and fall. Throughout the artful orchestration of their dancing, she maintains the illusion that these are people who have been thrown together, and wrenched apart, by the forces of history.”
The Guardian, 2003

Sophie

Premiere: Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London. 2003.

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House and inspired by William Styron’s novel, Sophie’s Choice.

Music: Jules Maxwell – specially commissioned.

Set and Costumes: Jon Bausor

Video: Terry Braun

Light: Simon Bennison

Cast: 2 (Antonia Francheski and Karl Sullivan)

Length: 35mins

“Instead, her half-hour duet serves up impressions of Sophie, fleshed out through images that slip and slide across the original material. Marston delves into the cracks of the character as if she were shining a torch into shadowy corners (…) as close to glimpsing someone’s soul as movement can get.”
The Times, January 2004

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