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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
Two performers looking out and down as if looking out of a window, one looks terrified while the other looks knowingly.

Photos by Rosie Powell & Darren Evans

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