Cathy Marston | Choreographer Artistic Director
Lady Chatterley's Lover / 2018

Photography by Sasha Onyshchenko

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Based on the novel by D.H Lawrence.

Premiere: 4th October 2018, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Montreal.

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Scenario: Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp

Music: Philip Feeney’s original composition and arrangement of works by Scriabin

Set/Light: Lorenzo Savoini

Costumes: Bregje van Balen

Length: 1h 30 in two acts

Cast: 40 dancers approximately

"**** Cathy Marston has achieved a lot with her interpretation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover…Her style is honest and fecund, living on the strength of the powerfully erotic pas de deux peppered throughout. I predict this work will find itself in company repertoires around the world over the next few years. It’s emotional, unsentimental and above all, tells a story that still rings true."

"‘Chapeau’ to Cathy Marston, the choreographer who has been able to get all the emotions from the dancers. We wanted to laugh, cry, laugh with them and also to love. Obviously, when we talk about Lady Chatterley's Lover, three words come to our mind: sensuality, eroticism and sexuality. They are present but demonstrated in a truly artistic and professional way without any vulgarity and especially with emotion. To sum it all up, it's a contemporary ballet presented with the grace of a classical ballet."

"Marston’s choreography is so fluid that it will captivate the audience. even knowing nothing of Lawrence's novel… Tenderness, languor, sensuality, carnal attraction, soft music, loads of eroticism, finesse and high aesthetics make this multi-element ballet a strong work that will seek its fans in an audience of any age, provided that he is enamoured of beauty."

"The dancers of the entire Grands Ballets company under the creative instruction inspired by choreographer Cathy Marston gave the Montreal audience an unforgettable performance… all the expressivity of the dancers only provoked sensual and lascivious visual excitations among the Montreal audience, with a standing ovation, screaming for their joy at having witnessed a great premiere."

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