Founded in 1989 by contemporary dancer and choreographer Hélène Blackburn, Cas Public is made up of eight fine dancers, all possessed of a strong grounding in classical ballet. Pointe shoes are a requisite.
They dance works of strong physicality and genuine theatrical insight focused on the human condition in all its infinite variety; and Blackburn is interested also in exploring the role of the artist in society.
This September Cas Public brings Symphonie Dramatique, its adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, to the Royal Opera House’s Linbury studio.
Intended as an homage to the original tale – perhaps the best known love story of all time – Symphonie Dramatique draws on the impetus and vigour of contemporary dance to achieve a vibrant and fresh narrative.
The themes of seduction, desire, unstoppable love and death are played out over a soundtrack created by composer and sampler Martin Tétreault splicing together music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Gounod among others.
The piece also includes spoken interludes where extracts from Shakespeare’s play are spoken by actor Marc-André Poliquin
Cas Public’s Symphonie Dramatique was created for audiences aged 10 and above.
|What||Cas Public: Symphonie Dramatique, Linbury Studio ROH|
|Where||Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
23 Sep 15 – 26 Sep 15, 19:45 Sat matinees 13:00 & 17:00