Sea of Troubles: Yorke Dance Project

18 September 2016 11.30am 4.00pm

Venue:

Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)

Contact:

communications@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

Dynamic contemporary ballet company directed by Yolande Yorke Edgell presents excerpts from Sir Kenneth MacMillan's rarely-performed work, Sea of Troubles, based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, with an ensemble of six outstanding dancers.

Based around nine separate scenes in MacMillan's only bare-foot ballet, Sea of Troubles focuses on Hamlet's psychological state and death scenes brought to life by the physicality, emotion and complex partner-work of the choreography.

Performances will run throughout the day.

Timings for the day

11:00-12:00 - dancers warm up
12:00-13:15 - performance rehearsal
14:00-15:00 - performance rehearsal
15:00-15:35 - full performance
15:35-16:00 - Q&A with Simon Palfrey, co-curator of Shakespeare's Dead exhibition

 

Booking

Admission free

This event is listed under: Performances; Free events
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