Choreographer Quinny Sacks on how paintings and sculptures have inspired her work, including dance pieces for the film 'Troy'.
The text is accompanied by a selection of images depicting dance and dancers to be found on A&A.
Part 1: Sources of Inspiration
Part 2: Degas
Part 3: Researching 'Troy'
Part 4: Dancing Girls and Daggers
Part 5: Creative license: Shorter dresses and no sandals
Part 6: The Wooden Horse
Quinny Sacks was a dancer with Ballet Rambert and Bejart and has worked as a choreographer for the past 15 years, in collaboration with a variety of directors, composers and designers. Her work as a choreographer includes: Theatre - Hamlet, The Winters Tale (RSC), Machinal & Lady in the Dark (RNT), Mojo and Mouth to Mouth (Royal Court) Threepenny Opera (Donmar), My Fair Lady, The Boyfriend, Summer Holiday (British Tours) and Private Lives (Alberry Theatre and Broadway). Opera - The Voyage (Met. N.Y.), The Fairy Queen, Lady Macbeth of Mtensk, The Rakes Progress, Elixir of Love (ENO), L'Etoile, La Boheme, Playing Away (Opera North). Film and TV - Shakespeare In Love, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Tune in Tomorrow, Troy, Restoration, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Singing Detective, Lipstick on Your Collar, and the Halifax commercials.