Work

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 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.

 

Reviews

Parsons… a choreographer with a distinctive narrative voice.‘ The Guardian ★★★★

one doesn’t notice whether the performers are dancing or talking‘ DanceTabs 

 

 

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

 

Available for touring from Spring 2018 

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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 FutureLondon