University Park
Nottingham, England NG7 2RD

Former Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House, choreographer Cathy Marston presents her unique blend of classical and contemporary dance in a stunning triple bill combining music, literature, visual art and fashion.

TRACES [2001]

7 dancers, 25 minutes
Originally created for dancers of the Royal Ballet, Traces presents a dance ‘soap opera’ of emotions, bringing alive the music of Yann Tierson, composer of the score for Amelie. [Original commission by the Royal Opera House]


4 dancers, 30 minutes
before the tempest… after the storm draws you into a mythological world where Marston imagines the pre and post story of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. With an original score by Jules Maxwell incorporating extracts from Ovid and W H Auden, the piece contrasts the earthy, primal relationship of Caliban and his mother, Sycorax, with the elegant, ethereal dialogue of Prospero and Ariel. [Original commission by the Royal Opera House]

ARCANA [World Premiere]

5 dancers, 20 minutes
Inspired by a recent trip to Cuba (commissioned by Channel 4 short films), Marston has commissioned composer, Dave Maric, to write a new score for Arcana, drawing on Afro-Cuban folklore music, presenting a vibrant fusion of colour and passion. In an upbeat and sensual play on rhythm and movement, the dancers are set alight with dazzling costumes by award-winning Turkish fashion designer, Bora Aksu.

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