Archive for the ‘Ballet’ Category

English National Ballet. Modern Masters

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

12 March 2015

English National Ballet. Modern Masters

English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells 10 – 15 March dancing Petite Mort, choreographed by Jiri Kylian, Spring and Fall choreography by John Neumeier and William Forsythe‘s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated.

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In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Ballet Black at The Linbury

Friday, February 13th, 2015

13 February 2015

Ballet Black at The Linbury

To Fetch a Pail of Water? Depouillement (2009). Second Coming

Kit Holder choreographed the first dance of the evening, To Fetch a Pail of Water? Based on the nursery rhyme, Jack and Jill, Holder has given it an alternative story line, presenting his own version of why they went uphill and it was far from innocent.

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Depouillement choreographed by Will Tuckett followed, music composed by Ravel, Sonata for violin & cello: Allegro, Tres vif, Lent and Depouillement.

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I was glad I was told in the interval to read the programme blurb about the final dance of the evening, Second Coming choreographed by Mark Bruce. Without it I would have felt quite lost.

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A great evening of strong choreography and beautiful dance. The drawings were made during the performance in the dark.

New Adventure’s Edward Scissorhands on Tour

Friday, November 7th, 2014

7 November 2014

New Adventure‘s production of Edward Scissorhands choreographed by Matthew Bourne opens 10 November at Theatre Royal, Plymouth running until 15 November, then touring and coming to Sadler’s Wells, London 2 December 2014 – 11 January 2015 with orchestra led by violinist Gina McCormack

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Edward Scissorhands Rehearsal

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

30 October 2014

Edward Scissorhands Rehearsal

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day drawing the cast of New Adventures, rehearsing Edward Scissorhands at Three Mills Studios. The day began with the company class, I was delighted to see my friend and talented musician Ronan Kozokaro was the accompanist for the class, we have collaborated on several projects in the past.

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On Monday I will start working on new zinc etching plates in response to the drawings I have done of the day.

The Balletboyz at The Roundhouse

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

2 August 2014

Balletboyz. Serpent/Fallen & Young Men (Excerpt) at The Roundhouse

Balletboyz final 2 performances of Serpent/Fallen with live music performed by BBC Concert Orchestra at London’s Roundhouse.

Balletboyz 1Serpent. Choreographer Liam Scarlett

Balletboyz Young Men 2Young Men. Choreographer Ivan Perez, Music Keaton Henson

Young Men takes its inspiration from the First World War, this is an excerpt the finished dance will be premiered in 2015.

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Balletboyz Fallen 2Fallen. Choreographer Russell Maliphant, Lighting Michael Hulls

Fallen, Choreographed by Russell Maliphant with lighting by Michael Hulls, was particularly strong and beautiful to watch, with the dancers creating different levels by lifting each other and falling.

Yorke Dance Project, Etching

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

12 March 2014

I have printed an etching using the same images as the backdrops for No Strings Attached, the dance choreographed by Charlotte Edmonds in Yorke Dance Project’s Figure Ground. Edition of 30, printed on zerkall paper in burnt-orange coloured ink, can be supplied framed (floating in black box frame) or un-framed.

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Print £110,

Frame £50

sales: sallymckay@btinternet.com

Yorke Dance Project given 5 stars!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

10 March 2014

Read a great review given by Luke Jennings in The Observer plus 5 stars given to Yorke Dance Project’s triple bill, I designed and painted the backdrops for Charlotte Edmonds  No Strings Attached, the first dance of the evening. I worked from drawings I had made during the rehearsals last summer.

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Fang-Yi Sheu and Yuan Yuan Tan

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

14 November 2013

Edwaard Liang / Russell Maliphant / Christopher Wheeldon. An Evening Featuring Fang-Yi Sheu and Yuan Yuan Tan

Dancers Fang-Yi Sheu, Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith and Clifton Brown perform at Sadler’s Wells.

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PresentPast. Choreographer Russell Maliphant, lighting designer Michael Hulls, dancer Fang-Yi Shue

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After The Rain. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, dancers Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith

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Five Movements, Three Repeats. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon dancers  Fang-Yi Sheu, Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith and Clifton Brown

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Two by Two. Choreographer Russell Maliphant; lighting designer Michael Hulls, dancers Fang-Yi Shue and Yuan Yaun Tan

Rambert Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

23 October 2013

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Subterrain choreography Ashley Page

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The Comedy of Change choreography Mark Baldwin

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The Castaways choreography Barak Marshall

Rambert will celebrate the move to a new home on the Southbank with two weeks of free events, 2 -14 December

Wayne McGregor Random Dance. Atomos

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

October 10th 2013

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Atomos, Wayne McGregor‘s new work with his company Random Dance is thought provoking and stunningly beautiful, danced by ten extraordinary dancers. Lighting by Lucy Carter.  Next performance is at Brighton Dome November 8th.