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Dance Looks to Art for Inspiration

Dance Looks to Art for Inspiration

Quinny Sacks

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

Author's Biography

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.

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