CHOREOGRAPY: ALEXANDER WHITLEY
MUSIC: BRYCE DESSNER
LIGHT INSTALLATION: CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT
LIGHTING DESIGN: GUY HOARE
COSTUME: ILARIA MARTELLO
27 & 28 July, Part of a new Triple Bill (Noumena / Ulysses Awakes / Between Two Fires) at Messums Wiltshire
Noumena n. pl. things in themselves
Noumena, created for the Royal Opera House's Clore Studio, was made in response to Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, one of the most celebrated and challenging female roles in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. Drawing on the work of psychoanalyst Carl Jung, the mythological themes of Sylvia are reframed through an exploration of the inner feminine drive (Anima), and the human unconscious.
“captivating... containing some of Whitley’s most fluid and intricate choreography, full of ideas that capture the complex relationships of the alter egos. At once accessible and deeply layered, it was performed immaculately by the quartet."