The Mousehole Cat. The Mousehole Cat is an original ballet based on Antonia Barber's beloved children's story.
The Mousehole Cat tells the tale of Tom Bawcock and his intrepid cat Mowzer, who brave wild seas and the fearsome 'Storm Cat' to bring back a bounty of fish. First produced in 2003 this original work is a collaboration between Kay Jones, composer Ian Hughes, set designer David Cockayne and choreographer Terence Etheridge.
The Flower Garden. From Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen'.
After the Snow Queen captures Gerda's friend Kay, Gerda sets off to find him. Her journey leads her to an enchanted flower garden. Gerda is entranced by the beautiful flowers who dance for her and almost forgets the purpose of her quest. Our Flowers held the audience captivated as the Garden came to life. This piece was set to the original score by Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936).
The Upper Class. For the dancer the ballet class is a daily ritual, normally performed out of sight of the public's gaze.
A number of choreographers of this century and the last, working in both classical and modern dance idioms, have chosen to use the practice exercises and set progressions of 'the class' as material for a performance. These ballets are among the most fascinating and popular creations in the repertory.Our 'Upper Class'was set to music by Carl Czerny (1791-1857).