Cathy Marston | Choreographer Artistic Director



Swan Maidens

Swan Maidens - image coming soon

Premiere: 21st March 2015, Ballett des Theater Koblenz, Germany

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Sibelius, Lutoslawski, Hallgrimson, arranged by Philip Feeney

Set: Jann Messerli

Costumes: Ines Alda

Cast: 14

Length: 70mins approx



Lolita - image coming soon

Premiere: 13th August 2015, Copenhagen Summer Ballet, Denmark

Choreography/Direction: Cathy Marston

Music: Jesper Mechlenberg

Set/Costumes: Helle Darmsgard

Light: Raphael Solholm

Scenario: Cathy Marston/Leila Vestgaard



Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Premiere: Ballett im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. 25th May 2014

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Rachmaninov, Paert, Ustvolskaya

Set: Dirk Becker

Costumes: Ines Alda

Cast: 12-14 dancers

Length: 75 mins



Orpheus 2013

Premiere: Ballett im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. 24th June 2013

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Design: Ines Alda

Scenario: Cathy Marston

Cast: 8 (originally featuring Bridget Breiner and Sergio Torrado)

Length: 30mins

“Der Choreographin Cathy Marston und dem außerordentlichen Tanzpaar Bridget Breiner und Sergio Torrado Szenen von ergreifender Zartheit und Trauer; da sind Szenen von einer tänzerischen Qualität, von einer imaginären Erfindungskraft entstanden, die einem nicht aus dem Kopf gehen.”

“Cathy Marston and the extraordinary partnership, Bridget Breiner and Sergio Torrado, succeed in creating poignant scenes of tenderness and grief; moments of quality dance, invention with a force of imagination , that did not leave one’s mind.”
Ruhrnachrichten – 24.6.13

Hexenhatz / Witch-hunt

Hexenhatz 2013

Premiere: Bern Ballett, 23rd April 2013

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Baroque collage including Vivaldi, Tartini, Albinoni and others.

Text: Edward Kemp

Set: Jann Messerli

Costumes: Catherine Voeffray

Scenario: Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp

Cast: 14 dancers and 1 actress

Length: 75mins (no interval)

“…the sustained inventiveness of the project as a whole, and the overwhelming sensual power of the final revelatory pas de deux are truly exhilarating.”
Luke Jennings, The Observer, 26.05.13


Reflection 2013

Premiere: Bern Ballett, 24th January 2013

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Louis Andriesson (Overture to Orpheus)

Set: Elisa Alessi

Costumes: Myriam Casanova

Cast: a male and female dancer (originally Georgia Usboure and Franklyn Lee)

Length: 15mins

Elephant Man

Elephant Man 2013

Premiere: 10th August 2013

Music: Specially commissioned by Louise Alenius

Design: Helle Damgaard

Scenario: Cathy Marston and Leila Vestergaard

Cast: 6 dancers including Alexander Koelpin and Nikolaj Hubbe in the lead roles.

Length: 50mins

Inspired by David Lynch’s film of the same name.

Walking Shadow

Walking Shadow 2013

Premiere: 26th October 2013

Music: Gorecki

Cast: 6 dancers

Length: 30mins

Inspired by scenes from Shakespeare’s Macbeth

‘Marston’s Walking Shadow, a powerful take on the final hours of Lady Macbeth and her husband, is ripe with emotion.’
The Scotsman


Hunting Me

Hunting Me 2012

World Premiere (40mins)

Evening: Lions Tigers and Women (a double bill)

Performed by: the Bern Ballett and Pamela Mendez Band

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Pamela Mendez, Elliah Reichen, Simon Jaeggi

Set: Stefanie Liniger

Costumes: Dorothee Brodrueck

Light: Laurent Junod

“When a specific life is used as the inspiration for choreography and text based songs for the score, movement runs the risk of perpetuating a linear narrative that exists outside corporeal realms. No such thing happens with Cathy Marston’s fantastic and most recent work, Hunting Me…at first it seems like a risky proposition to place a rock band centre with the ensemble of fourteen to the sides, but it pays off with strange and compelling results. Eye and ear are attuned to the band, but by creating an atmosphere of physical exploration the choreography engages a sixth sense. Because of the strong collaborative force between dancers and musicians, an unconventional atmosphere builds – otherworldly but oddly accessible.”
Ballet Now magazine

Persisting Memory

Persisting Memory 2012

World Premiere (25mins)

Performed by: the Hong Academy of Performing Arts

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Henryk Gorecki

Length: 25mins approx



World Premiere

Evening: Carte Blanche (a quadruple bill)

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: J. S. Bach, Gabriel Prokofjev, Paul Giger/Marie-Louise Dähler, Mani Matter

Set: Raphael Barbier

Costumes: Dorothee Brodreuck

Flight of Gravity

World Premiere (Ballet of 70 mins in one act)

Performed with Camerata Bern

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Martinu, Silvestrov, Tartini, Penderecki

Set: Jann Messerli

Costumes: Catherine Voeffray

Scenario: Cathy Marston with William Oldroyd

To view a video of the complete work please contact Cathy Marston to request a private link.

Ein Winternachtstraum

World Premiere

Choreography: Cathy Marston

Music: Gabriel Prokofiev (including 20mins of specially commissioned music and his Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra) and Felix Mendelssoln.

Set: Naomi Wilkinson

Costumes: Catherine Voeffray

Scenario: Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp

To view a video of the complete work please contact Cathy Marston to request a private link.

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