FEATURED: THE COCKPIT and EDIFICE Dance Theatre present: ‘Salomé’

THE COCKPIT and EDIFICE Dance Theatre present: ‘Salomé’

Based on Oscar Wilde’s Salome, EDIFICE Dance Theatre take you on an extraordinary and dark journey where music, contemporary dance and Latin Ballroom bring to life the characters and themes of Wilde’s tragedy, the the epic biblical story of Salome’s adoration of  the prophet John, imprisoned by her jealous and lascivious stepfather Herod and the terrible abjection that befalls all three. 

THE COCKPIT and EDIFICE Dance Theatre in collaboration with the Hastings Philharmonic Ensemble present Salomé, an immersive dance-theatre interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale of love, lust and betrayal.

Taking place at THE COCKPIT’s in-the-round theatre on Saturday 23rd June, Salomé is an unforgettable up-close experience with live music and a dynamic and sensuas hybrid of Latin, Ballroom and contemporary dance. 

A dark exploraiton of divinve love, rejections, lust and death, this original production is based on the themes and characters of Oscar Wilde’s tragedy. 

EDIFICE Dance Theatre is a newly formed company established in 2015. They produced the dance film ‘Edifice’ directed by Rogerio Silva, which had over 8 million viewers worldwide. Since their debut they have performed sell-out nights including BLOOD WEDDING, ‘TIL DEATH DO US…’ and TENOME. Salomé is the company’s 4th production.

The piece is performed by acclaiamed dancers Carmine De Amicis, Harriet Waghorn and Fabio Dolce, to specially composed music by Phillip O’Meara and conducted by Marcio da Silva of the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra. 

In 2015, Artistic Director and performer Carmine De Amicis established EDIFICE Dance Theatre with co-director Harriet Waghorn. He trained in Ballet and Contemporary dance at the Italian National Academy of Dance, Rome. As an undergraduate Carmine read foreign languages with a specialism in dance history, before moving to the UK to join the postgraduate dance company MAPDANCE at the University of Chichester where he gained a distinction in his Masters Degree and in 2016 he became Associate Lecturer at the University. Carmine is currently a dancer with Richard Alston Dance Company. Previously he worked with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Tavaziva, José Agudo- Akademi, Watkins Dance Company, Lynne Hockney and Lucy Burge (Grange Park Opera), Chantry Dance Company and Salvatore Spagnolo. He has also performed pieces by Kerry Nicholls, Gary Clarke, Yael Flexer, Hagit Bar and Liz Aggiss. Carmine is also a professional Ballroom and Latin American dancer.

Artistic Director and performer Harriet trained in Ballet and Contemporary at Roehampton University under scholarship and graduated from Laban in 2012 with a Distinction. Harriet trained in Ballroom and Latin American under coaches Carlos Custodio and David Mallabone. In 2012- 2014 she competed internationally as part of XS Latin Formation team that holds the title as British and UK Champions of Latin Formation dance, and ranked 14th in the world.  Harriet has worked with artists Tino Seghal, Yelena Popova and Contemporary companies Tavaziva, Nutshell, Joon and Nocturn dance. She has also featured in numerous dance films collaborating regularly with director Rogerio Silva producing Vimeo staff picks and internationally exposed dance films ‘Abaddon’, ‘Edifice’ and ‘Salome’. Harriet has worked on projects with Alexandra Green, Bullion Productions and has choreographed for BAFTA Award winning director Tinge Krishnan in her feature film ‘Been So Long’. This year Harriet has performed works by Otto Pitchler and Micheal Keegan Dolan at The Royal Opera House in productions of Macbeth and Carmen.

Performer Fabio Dolce, born in Palermo started dancing Ballroom aged eleven and at sixteen he started ballet and contemporary dance at the “Teatro Massimo di Palermo”. He trained in Rome at the National Academy of Dance and joined the Astra Roma Ballet Company. He later joined Cannes Jeune Ballet in France where he worked for Monique Loudières for two years before joining CCN Ballet de Lorraine based in Nancy where he worked for nine years performing works by Forsythe, Tharp, Cunningham, Manuel Gat, Itamar Serussi, Mathilde Monnier and others. He moved to London where he danced for De Nada Dance Theatre, Shobana Jeyasingh, EDIFICE Dance Theatre and has recently started choreographing work in England and France.

The production features dramaturg by Dave Wybrow, set design by Joseph Bisat Marshall and lighting design by Pete Maxey.

Salomé will run at THE COCKPIT, London on Saturday 23rd June, with performances ar 5pm and 7;30pm.



“Incredible. If you are free then GO GO GO! If you already have plans, cancel them and GO GO GO!” (Anna Crew, London).

‘….An inventive and collaborative piece of dance theatre, with incredible talent… Wonderful. I wish I could see it again.’ Film Choreographer Dale Mercer

‘An absorbing array of scenes with every moment wonderfully filled with intricate pas de deux… infused with seamless contact that creates a continuous dialogue between their bodies.Savannah Saunders, Reviewer

“…incredible performance. I’ve never seen anything quite so magical, and never wanted it to end”.

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