Vestige | 2017-2018

Vestige is the compelling, complex and emotionally charged work that was the company’s first collaboration with writer Ankur Bahl. Including a haunting sound design by composer Angus MacRae and a versatile design by Nicolai Hart-Hansen, Vestige tells the posthumous story of the enigmatic Livia.

Think about Marilyn Monroe, Amy Winehouse and Sylvia Plath. Think about how we experience these women today. We know these women through the memories of the people they met and the stories they share.

Vestige is based on the life of a fictional celebrity named Livia. Her memory is also kept alive in the stories told by those who knew her. Fan-girl archivist Suki, needy portrait artist Cath and jealous biographer and ex-husband Killian all share their differing accounts of Livia as she weaves her way through their memories.

‘a skilful elision of speech and movement’






Cast and creatives

Choreography/Direction Wayne Parsons

Writing by Ankur Bahl

Dramaturgy by Pooja Ghai

Set and Costume Design by Nicolai Hart-Hansen

Sound Design by Angus MacRae

Lighting Design by Doug Currie

Performers Katie Lusby, Ian Garside, Sonya Cullingford, Sarah Baltzinger, Grace Jabbari

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Vestige’s Development was supported by

DanceEast, Cambridge Junction, The Place, English National Ballet, Rich Mix, Akademi, Wilton’s Music Hall and Arts Council England

Vestige was also supported by the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund – an East London Dance initiative with Canary Wharf Arts + Events, English National Ballet, Redbridge Drama Centre, Rich Mix, Sadlers Wells and supported by Hoxton Hall, Studio Wayne McGregor, University of East London and Foundation for FutureLondonOfficial

Sponsors: Anonymous, Veyom Bahl, Sudarshan and Manju Bahl, Sade Balogun, Dan
Devece, Claire Fisher, Martin Jermin, Matthew Jochim, Sara Hudson Sarah Holcombe, Shraddha Kaul and Mayank Wadhwa, Ann Sholem, Chris Wigley, Katherine Wiles, and Hannah Yu

Thank you: Kyla Booth-Lucking, Sade Risku, and Clemmie Sveaas, Pooja Ghai and Ankur Bahl.



Want to find out more?

Watch these three stunning short videos produced by

Eastside Educational Trust  in collaboration with Wayne Parsons