November 2012


‘One spring morning in AD 203, a young woman by the name of Vibia Perpetua, about twenty-two years old, well born, liberally educated, honourably married, went joyfully to her death before a great crowd in the amphitheatre at Carthage.’

From the impressive Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Cantata Dramatica presents the world premiere of Perpetua, a new dramatic cantata composed by Nick Bicât to a libretto by Nick Pitts-Tucker. Nick Bicât is an award-winning theatre and film composer, whose music is both contemporary and accessible; whilst director Pete Champness is an established film-maker and director. The solo singers and the instrumental ensemble come predominantly from Trinity Laban Conservatoire and will be conducted by Andrew Parrott.  Video projections will feature dancers from Trinity Laban. (more…)

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Viscera/Infra/Fool’s Paradise Royal Ballet Mixed Bill, Saturday 3rd November 2012

This triple bill opened with Viscera, a work originally created on Miami City Ballet and presented for the first time by the Royal Ballet. Choreographed by the newly appointed Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett to Lowell Liebermann’s Piano Concerto No.1 this was a thrilling, exhilarating ballet. (more…)

Can’t miss an opportunity so close to home to study and admire the choreography of the legendary Bob Fosse

‘Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts’…so begins the international award winning musical, Chicago, starring Ali Bastian as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu as Velma Kelly, and Bernie Nolan as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton. (more…)

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