18 September 2016 11.30am — 4.00pm
Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)
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
Admission freePerformances; Free events