Cathy Marston | Choreographer Artistic Director

Choreography 2017



A new interpretation of Shakespeare’s play from the perspective of Queen Gertrude.

Premiere: 11th February 2017, Ballett im Revier, (Musiktheater im Revier) Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Arrangement by Philip Feeney of music by Schnittke, Purcell, Part and Feeney

Design: Ines Alda

Length: 85 mins with 1 interval

"A danced masterwork… without words, but with an intensity of psychological expressiveness, of artistic daring, which can hardly be surpassed… What the dancers, inspired by Cathy Marston, both physically and mentally comprehend and perform, is truly outstanding… Great applause, standing ovations - despite or just because of the high demands on the eye, mind and ear: once again, the Gelsenkirchen ballet has succeeded in creating a work of art."

"Ein tänzerisches Meisterwerk… Ohne Worte, stumm, aber mit einer Intensität an seelischer Ausdruckskraft, an artistischem Wagemut, der kaum zu überbieten ist. Schöpferische Zusammenstöße… Was die Tänzerinnen und Tänzer, inspiriert durch Cathy Marston, körperlich wie seelisch begreifen und leisten, ist wirklich herausragend… Großer Beifall, Ovationen im Stehen - trotz oder gerade wegen der hohen Ansprüche an Auge, Verstand und Ohr: Wieder einmal ist dem Gelsenkirchener Ballett ein Kunstwerk von Rang gelungen."

Krol Roger

Krol Roger

Royal Opera, Royal Opera House, London, 2015 with revivals for Opera Australia, Dallas Opera and others.

Composer: Karol Szymanowski

Director: Kasper Holten

Choreographer: Cathy Marston

Designer: Steffen Aaffing

Light: Jon Clarke

"...the thrusting, erotic, unceasing, dancers that spread their way throughout the mind are like the chaos of his emotions, pulsing like the blood in his confused veins. It’s quite a different kind of “dramatic” for an opera, and perhaps where it’s more modern tendencies come into play...."

Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

A multi-form collaboration between the Danish Royal Ballet and the drama ensemble of the Royal Theatre this work is a fresh portrayal of this classic novel by Pierre Choderlos De Laclos.

Premiere: 27th May 2017, Royal Danish Ballet/Theatre, The Playhouse, Copenhagen

Choreographer/Director: Cathy Marston

Writer/Associate Director: Edward Kemp

Composer: Jesper Melchlenberg

Designer: Steffen Aaffing

Actors: Marie Dalsgaard and Mads Rømer Brolin-Tani

Dancers: 15 dancers of the Royal Danish Ballet

"How wonderful to experience that The (Danish) Royal Ballet can and dares to go new ways, especially when it turns out to be extremely successful. The newest example of this is the newly-choreographed and very sophisticated version of the world class "Dangerous Relationships", transformed into a ballet, in interaction with two actors… a convincing and brilliant mix of drama and ballet. The acclaimed choreographer Cathy Marston is behind the visionary and bold production…(her) intense choreography goes straight home, in perfect interplay with Jesper Mechlenburgs newly composed and irresistible music. All in all, the performance is an obvious opportunity to see something new – or maybe watch a ballet for the first time."
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