Cathy Marston | Choreographer Artistic Director

Choreography 2007

Echo and Narcissus

Premiere: Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London. May 2007. Commissioned by the Royal Opera House.

A ‘dance-opera’ based on the myth of Echo and Narsissus.

Music: Stuart McRae. Specially commissioned score for soprano, baritone and small ensemble.

Set and Costumes: Jon Bausor

Video: Charles Kriel

Light: Simon Bennison

Scenario: Edward Kemp

Cast: 2 singers and 2 dancers

Length: 30mins approx

“(Marston) skilfully handles a complex counterpoint between all the elements at play - two dancers, two singers, Stuart MacRae's imposing score and an impressive set by Jon Bausor with a huge suspended circular mirror and live video projections (…) Finally, here is a choreographer with an ambitious vision and the talent to back it up.”
Telegraph, May 2007

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


Premiere: Washington Ballet, Washington. May 2007

Music: Gorecki – Quasi una Fantasia 1

Cast: 3

Length: 9 mins


Premiere: Bern:Ballett, Stadttheater Bern. October 2007

Inspired by the story of Rasputin and the Romanovs

Music: Stravinsky – Firebird

Set and Costumes: Jon Bausor

Scenario: Edward Kemp

Cast: 12

Length: 45mins approx

“(Marston’s choreography) speaks in metaphorical, symbolic and ritualistic gesture: dance phrases begin at the centre of unwinding spirals, clusters of dancers seeming to unlock from central axes, unfurling outwards into clawing, keening movement that hovers on the edge of collapse…” (Ian Palmer) October 2007

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