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

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Two performers looking out and down as if looking out of a window, one looks terrified while the other looks knowingly.
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Photos by Rosie Powell & Darren Evans