Her ability to plumb the depths of human existence is her hallmark. British choreographer Cathy Marston commands the art of storytelling and gives narrative ballet a fresh impetus. With 50 works presented in roughly a dozen different countries, she has forged a unique signature, immersing herself in great international literary works to express their essence, charting new territory every time.
In this piece, Marston engages with D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a work that describes the intense, unheard-of relationship between an aristocratic woman and an ordinary gamekeeper. The setting is puritanical England during the industrial age, in the wake of the First World War. The novel was banned from publication for an extended period and judged to be scandalous, too powerfully erotic and unsettling. In the end, it helped revolutionize mentalities and moral standards, and remains irresistibly sensual.
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Our orchestra features 43 musicians and superior soloists, and has been playing a major role in the success of Les Grands Ballets for more than 30 years.
120min with 20min intermission
Cathy Marston et Edward Kemp
Philip Feeney / Alexander Scriabin (orchestrated by Philip Feeney)
Bregje van Balen