Kate Flatt
Undivided Loves 2016-17

Undivided Loves 2016-17

Marie Astrid Mence and Prentice Whitlow. Phoenix Dance

Photo Joe Armitage

This new choreography drew on five of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. The work explored the subtle imagery of the poems, rhythms, and imagery which reflected the undercurrents of passion, joy, unrequited love, and dark duplicity within the trio of imagined characters.

The beautiful score for guitar, percussion and voice was by my brilliant long-term collaborator, composer and musician Adriano Adewale who performed live in the opening performances. Dramaturgy and collaboration on the text was with Director Brigid Larmour who coached the text delivery by the dancers.

Lighting designer Yaron Abulafia created a magical setting. The exquisite dancing of Phoenix dancers Prentice Whitlow, Sam Verherlehto, and Marie Astrid Mence bought an accessible and universal reading to the source material. My thanks to Sharon Watson  Artistic Director or Phoenix and the support of Tracy Tinker Rehearsal Director for the realisation of this dream.

Created for Phoenix Dance and co-commissioned by Watford Palace.

 

 

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