Artemis Clown

Rosie Kay: “This work is about the layers of performance that a female dancer has, stripping each layer away, showing more and more authenticity and allowing an audience into another human’s soul. I want the work to express beauty, humour, fragility and strength, with the title referring to the goddess Artemis (goddess of wild animals, childbirth and virginity) and a reference to the clown and Pierrot. The work has three introductions, before the main work of the Ravel Pavane, then having a complete change of tone with a fast jumping section, and ending on a shimmering image of transcendence.” 

Choreography: Rosie Kay
Originally danced by: Gemma Paganelli

Order of Music:
Kurtág: Játékok – Book 3: Felhangjáték, György Kurtág
Corelli: Concerto Grosso #8 – Vivace, Grave, Anna Holbling; Jaroslav Krcek: Capella Istropolitana, Arcangelo Corelli
Kurtág: Játékok – Book 3: Hommage A Christian Wolff, György Kurtág
Ravel: Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte, Kathryn Stott, Maurice Ravel
Corelli: Concerto Grosso #8 – Allegro, Anna Holbling; Jaroslav Krcek: Capella Istropolitana, Arcangelo Corelli
Kurtág: Játékok – Book 1: Örökmozgó (Taláit Tárgy), Kurtág: Játékok  

Originally commissioned by Eliot Smith Dance Company

Funded and Supported by Arts Council England and Northumberland Arts Development

Premiered: 27 November 2018, The Sage, Gateshead
Gosforth Civic Theatre, 13 – 14 April 2019
Spennymoor Settlement’s Everyman Theatre, 18 May 2019
Bradford Cathedral, 19 June 2019