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's ‘Les 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.
- created and choreographed by
- developed with/performed by
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.
1999-04-17 4 Dances 2 Nights, Toronto, Canada
- The multi-year developed on mounting of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice was never realized. Some of the developed material was migrated into other projects including the Boudica solo.developed97
Orpheus and Eurydice
created and choreographed by : Gabreïl Spiegelschrift
developed with/performed by: Nichole LaRochelleContrasting styles and idioms bound, literally, this contemporary psychological retelling of the complex dualism of Persephone: Innocent Maiden and ruthless Queen of the Underworld.95
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director: Antonia Thompson
dance created and choreographed by : Gabreïl Spiegelschrift/ Antonia Thompson
developed with/performed by: Nichole LaRochelle