Friday 5 Dec 2008 | Galeri, Caernarfon
Company: Marc Rees - R.I.P.E (Cymru / Wales)
Details: Solo, 50 minutes
Created & Performed~~: Marc Rees
Presented by: Galeri & Migrations
Marc Rees’ brand new theatrical work promises to be his most flamboyant and ambitious project to date. With the support of a formidable creative team including opera designer John Mac Farlane, Berlin dance duo Rubato and theatre historian Vivien Gardner, Marc has created an imaginative, compelling and moving piece of dance theatre inspired by an extraordinary character; the 5th Marquis of Anglesey, Henry Cyril Paget.
Known as ‘The Dancing Marquis’, Paget challenged and subverted Edwardian notions of class, gender, decorum and theatrical propriety. His fantastical lifestyle and subsequent unglamorous downfall provides the focus for thie unique multi-disciplinary solo work which premiered in Swansea in October 2007 before transferring to Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff for a sell-out run and was subsequently presented at British Dance Edition, Liverpool 2008.
Plus informal post-show discussion and buffet.
- “An arresting and thrillingly sensual combination of dance, film and sound.” - The Gurdian
- “This mesmerising and sensual dance is quite stunning.” - South Wales Echo
- “Utterly magical.” - The Western Mail
- “I can’t readily think of another recent work that has anything like the quality of lapidary craftsmanship this one has.” - Donald Hutera, Dance Theatre Magazine
See images from the performance here.
Gloria Days was funded by Arts Council of Wales; produced by R.I.P.E. with mes:a International Performance Collective; co-produced by Taliesin, Diversions and Dawns i Bawb.