May 25 2015
Sylvie Guillem. Life in Progress
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13 February 2015
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.
Depouillement choreographed by Will Tuckett followed, music composed by Ravel, Sonata for violin & cello: Allegro, Tres vif, Lent and Depouillement.
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.
A great evening of strong choreography and beautiful dance. The drawings were made during the performance in the dark.
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
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.
On Monday I will start working on new zinc etching plates in response to the drawings I have done of the day.
2 August 2014
Balletboyz. Serpent/Fallen & Young Men (Excerpt) at The Roundhouse
Young Men takes its inspiration from the First World War, this is an excerpt the finished dance will be premiered in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PresentPast. Choreographer Russell Maliphant, lighting designer Michael Hulls, dancer Fang-Yi Shue
After The Rain. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, dancers Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith
Five Movements, Three Repeats. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon dancers Fang-Yi Sheu, Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith and Clifton Brown
Two by Two. Choreographer Russell Maliphant; lighting designer Michael Hulls, dancers Fang-Yi Shue and Yuan Yaun Tan