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  • <p>Boudica</p>
  • <p>Boudica</p>
  • <p>Boudica</p>

Boudica - 1999

solo for female dancer in chains.

Intended as a solo for an unrealised production of Gluck's Opera ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’, the ‘Boudica’ (1999) solo, for female dancer in chains, was as much a neo-classical homage to the historic figure – to be danced at the beginning of the ‘Dance of the Blessed Spirits’ (1774) – as it was the second woman's solo inspired by de Sade'sLes 120 journées de Sodome ou l'école du libertinage.’ Danced in defiance, with her eyes gazed constantly at the floor, Nichole LaRochelle presented the in-process version to the live accompaniment of Rhea's Obsession at ‘Four Dances, Two Nights’ (1998) along with choreographers Sonya Biernath, Jennifer Lynn Dick and Jessica Runge.

technical details

  • producer
  • created and choreographed by
    Gabreïl Spiegelschrift
  • developed with/performed by
    Nichole LaRochelle
  • music
    Rhea's Obsession
  • costume
    Honey Garlic
  • light
    Karli Montgomery
  • note
    The Boudica solo was conceived as part of a larger choreography of Gluck's Orfeo and Eurydice.
  • thanks & dedications
    Dahlia Steinberg, Anna Simone Levin and the gang at Dancing on King. Sonya Biernath.
  • premiere
    1999-04-17 4 Dances 2 Nights, Toronto, Canada
  • language
    english, latin
  • duration
    20 mins.

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