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Dangerous Liaisons – Danish Royal Ballet

A collaboration between the Danish Royal Ballet and the drama ensemble of the Royal Theatre, this new work will be directed and choreographed by Cathy Marston. Her team includes Edward Kemp (writer, associate director), Jesper Melchlenberg (composer) and Steffen Aarfing (designer) Actors, Marie Dalsgaard and Mads Rømer Brolin-Tani will join fifteen dancers on the stage of the Schauspielhaus in central Copenhagen, with a fresh portrayal of this classic novel by Pierre Choderlos De Laclos.

Premiere: 27th May 2017

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New Work – San Fransisco Ballet, US

Marston has been invited to create a new 30 minute work for this world-class ballet company, as part of it’s International New Works Festival in 2018. Twelve new creations will premiere within 10 days, in four different programs. Marston plans to work with regular collaborators, Patrick Kinmonth and Philip Feeney.

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Jane Eyre – Northern Ballet, UK

A quietly enthralling classic... (The Observer)

Marston’s third creation for Northern Ballet, Jane Eyre was nominated in the ‘Best Classical Choreography’ category in the UK National Dance Awards. A full-length ballet inspired by Charlotte Bronte’s novel, Marston collaborated with Philip Feeney (composer and musical arranger) and Patrick Kinmonth (designer) to create this ballet that has been acclaimed by press and public alike.

Northern Ballet plan to revive the work in Season 2017/2018.

Premiere: 19th May 2016 (and in repertoire)

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Hamlet – Ballett im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

‘A danced masterwork’ (Ruhrnachrichten)

Marston’s third work for this fantastic company premiered in Febuary 2017 and will be in repertoire in season 2017/18 as well as a revival in 2018/19. The work features Breiner herself as Queen Gertrude and in anew interpretation of Shakepeare’s masterpiece, Marston focuses on Gertrude’s perspective on the tragic story. The score is a collage of Schnittke, Purcell and original music brought together by composer, Philip Feeney, with designs by Ines Alba.

Premiere: 11th February 2017

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Witch-hunt – Opera Ballet Szczecin, Poland

Originally created for Bern Ballett (with the German title, Hexenhatz) and also performed at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, this work combines dance and drama to powerful effect. Text by Edward Kemp (also translated into German and Polish) is performed by an actress, alongside 14 dancers. Inspired by the story of Anna Goeldi, the ‘last witch of Switzerland’ Cathy Marston explores the themes of justice, guilt, and forgiveness. The Polish premiere was in April 2016 and will be in repertoire for four years.

The production was nominated for ‘Best Performance’ in the Amber Ring Awards in Poland, 2016.

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Krol Roger – Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House / Melbourne State Theatre

Marston choreographed Kasper Holten’s critically acclaimed production at the Royal Opera House, London, in 2015 and re-staged the choreography at the Sydney Opera House in 2017. Both productions received enormous critical acclaim. It will now be re-staged in Melbourne and Dallas with new casts.

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Traces (short version) – Encore Dance Company

Marston’s early work, Traces, created on dancers of the Royal Ballet in 2001, will be revivied in a new version, staged by Deidre Chapman, for Encore Dance Company in the UK. The program will tour the UK, with it’s final performance in London at the Lilian Baylis Theatre/Sadlers Wells on the 7th May.

To see photos and critics of the original work for The Royal Ballet click here.

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