Cathy Marston | Choreographer Artistic Director

Choreography 2004

Venetian Requiem

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

Music: Judith Bingham - Specially commissioned for Saxophone and Counter-tenor

Costumes: Jon Bausor

Cast: 2 (Edward Watson and Lauren Cuthbertson)

Length: 8 mins

“For pure quality, Cathy Marston’s duet, Venetian Requiem had no competition. Subtitled Death by Water, Marston’s subtle and sophisticated dance language to a commissioned score by Judith Bingham for saxophone and countertenor, wove a web of watery grief. Choreographing the elements is a gift from God. Diaghilev would be mad about it.”
Sunday Express 2005

Dividing Silence

Premiere: Northern Ballet Theatre, Grand Theatre Leeds. May 2004

Music: Martinu – Double Concerto

Set and Costumes: Jean-Marc Puissant

Cast: 12

Length: 25 mins approx

“She is one of the hottest young choreographers around... now Marston has come up with an important new abstract work for Northern Ballet Theatre. An epic of pure dance and an exultant kaleidoscope of moves, Dividing Silence is a finely crafted piece for six couples that shows Marston's gift for sculpting the human form into incredible shapes.”
The Guardian 2004

To view a video of the complete work please contact Cathy Marston to request a private link.


Premiere: The Ensemble Group, Scottish Tour 2004.

Music: Robert Schumann – Dichterliebe

Cast: 8

Length: 28mins

“Cathy Marston’s exquisite Dichterliebe, set to Schumann’s song cycle of the same name, had a light, almost pastoral feel. Following the various stages of a poet’s life, as he and his partner move through the ups and downs of romance, the work had real depth of feeling.”
The Scotsman, 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


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

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House.

Music: Thomas Ades – Asyla

Set and Costumes: Jon Bausor

Light: Simon Bennison

Cast: 5

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