The TORCH Dance Scholarship Oxford programme are hosting an event on 'Sea of Troubles' a rehearsal/lecture demonstration on the reconstruction of Kenneth Macmillan's 1988 dance work based on Hamlet. The event will feature Susie Crow and Yolande Yorke with dancers of Yorke Dance Company.
Sea of Troubles was originally created for Dance Advance in 1988, a company founded by a group of dancers who broke away from the Royal Ballet with the intention of creating and performing in their own works. Their venture was supported by MacMillan and he conceived a new work for the company based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Created for just six dancers, Sea Of Troubles was designed to tour small venues and was performed by Dance Advance across the UK. Scottish Ballet adopted the work two years later and, while it has since been performed by other companies, it remains a work that is seldom seen.
Followed by drinks reception. Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda's College. Free and Open to All.