Cathy Marston | Choreographer Artistic Director

Choreography 2020

The Cellist


Inspired by the extraordinary life-force and musicianship of Jacqueline du Pre.

Premiere: 17th Feb 2020 for The Royal Ballet (Main Stage, Royal Opera House, London)

The performance was relayed to over 1000 cinemas worldwide and will be later produced on a DVD.

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Scenario: Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp

Music: Philip Feeney incorporating Elgar, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, Faure, Schubert and others

Set Design: Hildegard Bechtler

Costume Design: Bregje van Balen

Light Design: Jon Clark

Choreographic Collaborator: Jenny Tattersall

Length: 58 mins approx

Cast: 25-30 dancers (3 principal roles originally created by Lauren Cuthbertson, Marcelino Sambe, Matthew Ball)

"Magical, supremely romantic (Romantic, even) and stirring right from the start, The Cellist is a supreme case in point. A many-sided love story and love letter…Marston never les accuracy get in the way of truth…the stage pulsates with life, and the hour-long piece mostly zips by with tremendous speed, almost like an incredibly details, emotionally overpowering dream."
The Telegraph

In Our Wishes

In Our Wishes 2020

Premiere: 9th October 2020, for Royal Ballet, live streamed from the Royal Opera House, London, with ‘socially distance audience’ and subsequently broadcast on BBC iplayer

Music: Rachmaninov

Costume Design: Roksanda

Dancers: Fumi Kaneko/Reece Clarke and Romany Padjak/Cavin Richardson

(This duet was originally part of ‘Three Sisters’ created for Ballet im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. It was adapted to become a stand alone duet.)

Moving, Still

Moving Still 2020

Premiere: 19th December 2020 for Ballet Junior de Geneve, at ADC Theatre, Geneve, live streamed online (due to Covid19 restrictions)

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Danish String Quartet (Traditional folk song arrangements and Hans Abrahamsen)

Costumes: Marion Schmid

Cast: 12 dancers (6m/6f)

Length: 25mins approx.

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