STICKS AND BONES

English National Ballet and TATE Liverpool commission based on the Fahrenheit 451 exhibition.

In 1947 Orson Welles directed classic film noir The Lady From Shanghai starring in it opposite his wife at the time, Rita Hayworth.  This piece draws from the two central characters; Elsa Bannister and Michael O’Hara. Three snapshots are seen in retrospect from the scene of Elsa’s death, a chance meeting, a romance and a deadly betrayal. Give My Love to The Sunrise is an attempt to capture something of the “electric current of doom and desire” (Peter Bradshaw film review)
that drives the film forwards.

'clever construction of a brief narrative capsule' Dance Tabs

GIVE MY LOVE TO THE SUNRISE

Original Score by LAURA STEVENS

Costumes LOUIE WHITMORE

English National Ballet

Music by Laura Stevens

Costume Design by Louie Whitemore

Commissioned by ENB in response to the TATE's Imagined Museum exhibition, Sticks and Bones draws inspiration from Pawel Althamer's installation sculpture 'Self Portrait as a Businessman' The piece is for two dancers and a live drummer.  It was performed as an installation at the Liverpool TATE.

Commissioned by English National Ballet for TATE Liverpool

Costumes by Susan Kulkarni

Live drum kit Oliver Butterworth

Dancers Tiffany Hedman and Daniel Kraus

Photo by ASH

STICKS AND BONES