Dancing the Invisible – Late Work

Dancing the third age – Researching mature dance

Reflection on The Sleeping Beauty

Ashton used to say that watching The Sleeping Beauty was like having a private lesson in the art of composition in classical ballet (Kavanagh 1996, p.309).  The richness of Petipa’s choreographic text (despite its mutability and variation from one production to another) and the particular poetic and historic symbolism of the work, give it layers […]


Taking Late Work forward…

Meeting in Oxford on a raw January day, but the sun is shining for the first time in a while.  We mull over how to take Late Work forward.  Difficult to untangle the relationship between the project’s aspects as both research and performance.  Is it primarily an investigation of the relationship of technique and choreography […]


Late work at Roehampton today

  This feels like a big challenge, we prepared in April and now this performance is shoe horned into the pressurised calendar of teaching, assessments, research applications, administration as well as domestic life. Roehampton is a particular context  – we can expect an audience of contemporary dance students, academics, researchers with ballet expertise.   I […]


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