QUEEN HAVE & MISS HAVEN'T
Queen Victoria and Miss Havisham mourn their respective losses in a duet which enters the audience into a horror movie where every outcome is misery and destruction. The ultimate widow and the eternal bride fester in a landscape of vengeful misery; bitter antagonists united in grief. A monstrous modernist ballet set to Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony.
Choreography & Performance: Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry
Costume Design: Tim Spooner, working with underskirts by Yolanda Sonnabend
Makeup & Hair design: Darren Evans
Thanks to Patricia Langa, Sheila Hay, Carl Harrison, Julie Cunningham, Claudia Palazzo and Patience Tomlinson.
Commissioned by DanceWest Ignition Festival 2017