Complicité's 'Everything That Rises Must Dance'

Very excited to announce that i've been asked to join the company of 'Everything That Rises Must Dance' by Complicité this autumn. We will perform on the 29th September and the 7th/13th October. This piece is directed by Sasha Milavic Davies with music composed by Lucy Railton.

More details about the event can be found here: http://www.danceumbrella.co.uk/event/everything-rises-must-dance/

Hope to see you there!

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5* for Swell Mob!

Next week I will be joining the cast of Flabbergast Theatre's 'The Swell Mob' for its final week at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Reviews below:

 4* The Scotsman    'come and join the Swell Mob for this really is immersive theatre at its best' 5* The Mumble  https://mumbletheatre.net/      'this show is a daringly unique experience, and one that surpasses any expectation you could have'  5* Broadway Baby  http://broadwaybaby.com/shows/the-swell-mob/736718       Catch it if you can! Mon-Sun (26th) at 7.45pm with additional 6pm shows Thurs-Sun.  C x

4* The Scotsman
 

'come and join the Swell Mob for this really is immersive theatre at its best'
5* The Mumble
https://mumbletheatre.net/

 

'this show is a daringly unique experience, and one that surpasses any expectation you could have' 
5* Broadway Baby
http://broadwaybaby.com/shows/the-swell-mob/736718

 


Catch it if you can! Mon-Sun (26th) at 7.45pm with additional 6pm shows Thurs-Sun.

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Rah Petherbridge Character Portraits

We were lucky enough to work with photographer Rah Petherbridge on a few character portraits for Lost Estate's 'Swan Lake: The Great Masked Ball'. Here are a few of mine below: 

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The Queen: Chloé Doherty
White Swan: Zoe Arshamian
The Prince: Liam Riddick
Black Swan: Chihiro Kawasaki
The Narrator: Fernando Mariano

Set Design: Darling and Edge
Costume Design: Philly Noone
Photography: Rah Petherbridge

You can check out the rest of Rah's portfolio here: http://www.rahpetherbridge.com/

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Swan Lake Review

Graham Watts (Critic and Chairman of of Critics' Circle Dance Section UK/National Dance Awards) reviewed Swan Lake in it's last week of shows: 

"Punchdrunk meets Petipa!

Come to a secret location, the invitation implored; don’t tell anyone, bring a mask and dress in something fancy! It was too tempting to resist.

The Great Masked Ball by The Lost Estate took place somewhere south of the River Thames in a place that one would never have found by accident.

Here was immersive theatre at its very best. Not intrusive but absorbing. Imagine dining at the Queen’s table waited upon by an
ensemble of outlandish characters, dressed and made up accordingly. At the heart of the experience was the story of Swan Lake with Liam Riddick as Siegfried, Zoe Arshamian as the White Swan and Chihiro Kawasaki as the Black Swan. Chloe Doherty was an extraordinary Queen of the Eastern Lakes and Fernando Mariano was the story’s narrator, Maximilian.

Choreographer, Eleesha Drennan, deconstructed and rearranged the traditional
narrative to put the tensions between the black and white swans at the core of her story , packing the central dance act with innovative and purposeful duets replete with passion and inventive partnered choreography. It was both a surprise and a real treat to see Swan Lake imagined in a different and fresh interpretation.

Live music came from The Arensky Chamber Orchestra with additional music composed by Stefan Rees with sound designer, Fraya Thomsen. Imaginative and vivid set designs were created by Darling and Edge and the fantastic costumes were the work of Philly Noone. The whole arresting enterprise was directed by James Hurley.

I can only imagine the complex logistics of running an interactive performance around 350 people at a banquet being served a 3-course meal and drinks in amongst the action. Oh, and by the way the food was excellent - I didn’t catch the name but the imaginative menu was designed by someone connected to Masterchef.

I wish I could advise you to see it but I’m afraid it has gone - vanished into the ether along with Von Rothbart! But, watch out for more by The Lost Estate because if this was anything to go by future productions (Opera and Ballet) will be more than worthwhile."

- @GWDanceWriter

Vote 100 @ Here East

This weekend I had the pleasure of working with LCF (along with other esteemed institutions such as V&A and Sadlers Wells) at their Vote 100 suffragete event at Here East. I spent the day performing an interactive walkabout act based looesly around the character of Seymour Fleming (Lady Worsley).

 

 Costume pattern taken from 'The Scandelous Lady W' and handmade by Vivien Wilson.  C x

Costume pattern taken from 'The Scandelous Lady W' and handmade by Vivien Wilson.

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The Swell Mob

From the 14th August i'll be up in Edinburgh working with Flabbergast Theatre again doing some walkabout in their new cabaret/immersive production. 

"Submerge yourself in the delights of our 1830s taproom; dance, sing, gamble, and cheat through this decaying world. Swig a London porter and become the hero, or swill bathtub gin and relish in the carousel. This night promises to thrill with award-winning clown, puppetry and cabaret. Lose yourself with The Swell Mob."

Tickets: https://www.assemblyfestival.com/whats-on/the-swell-mob

More info: https://www.broadwayworld.com/scotland/article/Flabbergast-Theatre-Brings-New-Immersive-Experience-to-Edinburgh-Fringe-20180719

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SCOOP

I'll be doing some interactive performance work for Bompas and Parr in their new immersive installation 'SCOOP: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream' this summer - check it out if you're in or around Kings Cross!

https://thenudge.com/london-things-to-do/scoop-wonderful-ice-cream-world/

https://www.wallpaper.com/lifestyle/ice-cream-exhibition-bompas-parr-london

https://www.culturewhisper.com/r/immersive/scoop_a_wonderful_world_of_icecream/11734

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Immersive Swan Lake

I'm performing the role of Queen/Prince Siegfried's Mother in Darling and Edge/Lost Estates immersive, orchestral, dance experience - The Great Masked Ball. An intimate, interactive retelling of Swan Lake.

 

 Details: https://greatmaskedball.com/ Directed by: http://jameshurley.co.uk/  Tickets now available, open 12th July - 11th August (select dates!)  C x

Details: https://greatmaskedball.com/
Directed by: http://jameshurley.co.uk/

Tickets now available, open 12th July - 11th August (select dates!)

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Flabbergast's Macbeth @ Wilton's Music Hall

I will be performing some ensemble puppetry, clown and bouffon for Flabbergast Theatre over the next few weeks for their new stylised version of Macbeth!

Performing on June 18th and July 2nd.

Tickets and additional info: https://www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/421-macbeth

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 Photography by Ali Wright Theatre Photography

Photography by Ali Wright Theatre Photography

PhotoVogue

A shoot I did for photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten has been chosen as PhotoVogue's pic of the day - TODAY!

Check it out: http://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/portfolio/?id=155627&md_photographer_id=155627&md_pageIndex=0&md_page=0&md_pid=1191696

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Puppeteering for Circus 250

Excited to announce that i'll be doing some Elephant (Harness - Legs & Head) puppeteering for Flabbergast Theatre this summer.  It's in collaboration with Tin House and SeaChange Arts. You can catch us in Norwich celebrating 250 years of circus!

 http://www.flabbergasttheatre.co.uk/ http://www.tinhouse.org.uk/ http://seachangearts.org.uk/  C x

http://www.flabbergasttheatre.co.uk/
http://www.tinhouse.org.uk/
http://seachangearts.org.uk/

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Dehumanise Me (VR short by Em Cole)

Last year I worked on VR short 'Dehumanize me' for visual artist Em Cole. It's now up on vimeo for you to view: https://vimeo.com/259699389

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For more stills and info visit: http://www.emcole.com/#/vrfilm-dehumanized-me/

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Future Citizen for "Loading"

This week i've been working on dance film 'Loading' filming in a picture-esque abandoned Lido in Wallingford. Film to be released shortly! You can find some stills and behind the scenes photos below:

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"Feeling Blue" for Vogue Italia

This week Vogue Italia released our "Feeling Blue" editorial. You can find a sneak peek of me hanging on silks in the photo below: 
 

 Full editorial: http://www.vogue.it/fotografia/photostories/2018/04/11/feeling-blue-by-eliska-kyselkova/  BTS Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iiuw_kADJko#action=share  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGFnvNY_ss4  C x

Full editorial: http://www.vogue.it/fotografia/photostories/2018/04/11/feeling-blue-by-eliska-kyselkova/

BTS Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iiuw_kADJko#action=share

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGFnvNY_ss4

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Cabaret with Bourgeois and Maurice

Pleased to announce that i'll be continuing my work with Soho Young Company and particpating in their Cabaret and Drag Lab. Performances on Sat 21st July!

Mentored by: https://www.bourgeoisandmaurice.co.uk/ with additional workshops led by Rubyyy Jones and Pecs Drag.

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