- Movement Direction
Choreography and Movement Direction - Aug 2020:
Hampstead Garden Opera’s SAVITRI was the first fully staged opera in London after the initial pandemic lockdown.
The open-air and socially-distanced production of this one-act opera from Gustav Holst took place, in accordance with government regulations, in the gardens of Lauderdale House, Highgate.
Savitri was the ideal piece for this extraordinary time and genuinely best served by these circumstances: physically distanced and yearning for contact - the perfect opportunity to explore how to create contact through physicality whislt unable to touch each other. Besides, Holst wrote Savitri to be performed outdoors with minimal scenery, and his tale of life, death, illusion and hope is powerfully resonant with our times.
(Trailer Credit: Jan Capinski)