Cathy Marston | Choreographer Artistic Director

2021-2022

2022

Mrs Robinson

Mrs Robinson

Inspired by the character from Charles Webb’s novel, The Graduate.

World Premiere: 1st February 2022 for San Francisco Ballet at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco.

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Scenario: Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp

Music: Terry Davies (new commission)

Design: Patrick Kinmonth

Light Design: Jim French

Length: 41 mins

Cast: 26 ensemble, 6 soloist/principals

"This dramatization of what’s parading through Mrs. Robinson’s head achieves a remarkable character complexity. There are simple pleasures too: The seduction scene is as uncomfortably funny as in the movie, and the climax — Joseph Walsh as Benjamin shooting up one leg as Van Patten, straddling him, arches dramatically and then puffs her cigarette — got a big laugh from the opera house."
San Francisco Chronicle

‘8’

8

Inspired by Schnitzler’s play, La Ronde (Reigen)

World Premiere: 7th March 2022 for Companie La Ronde* at Theater Winterthur, Switzerland.

Choreography: Cathy Marston/Ihsan Rustem/Caroline Finn/Luca Signoretti

Music: Nicolas Rabeus (new commission)

Set: Jann Messerli

Costumes: Catherine Voeffrey

Light: Laurent Junod

Length: 65 mins

Cast: 8 dancers

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice And Men

Inspired by the novel by John Steinbeck

World Premiere: 27th April 2022 for Joffrey Ballet at the Lyric Opera House, Chicago, US.

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Thomas Newman (new commission)

Set/Light: Lorenzo Savoini

Costumes: Bregje van Balen

Scenario: Edward Kemp and Cathy Marston

Length: 54 mins

Cast: 20 (6 female roles / 14 male roles)

‘From the score to the costuming the work was simple, yet intensely profound. Marston’s ballet takes quick-witted George and loyal Lennie from Steinbeck’s 1937 novel and expands it beyond the words originally written… Choreographically speaking, “Of Mice and Men'' allowed the company to utilize the traditional ballet technique they so expertly showed off in “Serenade” while also toying with a more playful, contemporary side. Intricate floorwork, suspended inversions, and complex partnerwork were sprinkled throughout the piece and performed expertly by the male-dominated cast… As the curtain closed, I sat in my seat with an undeniable sense of satisfaction.’
Seeing Dance Chicago

The Suit

The Suit

Inspired by the short story by Can Themba. Originally created for Ballet Black in 2018.

German Premiere: 28th May 2022

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Kronos Quartet arranged by Philip Feeney

Set/Costumes: Jane Heather

Light: David Plater

Length: 36 mins

Cast: 7 dancers

2021

Due to postponements because of the Covid19 Pandemic only virtual work could be shared in 2021. This included projects with San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, The Royal Ballet and Ballet Unleashed. Please see the ‘film/digital’ tab of this website for more information.

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