‘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 Oscar Wilde’s tragedy, 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 sensual hybrid of Latin, Ballroom and contemporary dance.
A dark exploration of divine 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 acclaimed 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. Carmine is currently a dancer with Richard Alston Dance Company. Carmine is 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.
Performer Fabio Dolce 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. 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 dramaturgy 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 at 5pm and 7:30pm.
There will be two performances at London’s Brunel Museum on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th May, both at 7:30pm.