Created for Ballet Black, 2015.
Inspired by Yeats’ poem and Grimm’s fairy tales, Bruce has created a new narrative ballet, "Second Coming". In this work, Bruce presents a hybrid fairy tale in an imaginary world, telling a story that is timeless and universal, filled with beauty and darkness, irony and humour, and above all the content of the human heart.
Music: Mark Bruce, Tom Waits, Isobel Campbell, Mark Lanegan, Shostakovich, Debussy, Elgar
Costumes: Dorothee Brodrueck
Running Time: 35 minutes
"....a hallucinatory mash-up of masque and fable..." http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/15/ballet-black-triple-bill-will-tuckett-kit-holder-mark-bruce-reviewThe Guardian
"....if the materials are chaotic, Bruce and the excellent designer Dorothee Brodrück make a virtue of that..." http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/12/ballet-black-review-mark-bruce/Londondance.com
"It promised to be an irresistible fusion of talents and so it was." http://londondance.com/articles/reviews/ballet-black-mixed-programme-linbury-studio-thea-1/Evening Standard
".....a commitment to new choreography that punches above its weight." http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/ballet-black-linbury-studio-dance-review-10040705.htmlDance Tabs
".....conjure wonderful atmospheres over what is a 35-minute roller coaster ride featuring devils, monsters, voodoo and formal dance sections." http://dancetabs.com/2015/02/ballet-black-to-fetch-a-pail-of-water-depouillement-second-coming-london/Bach Track
".......this was a highly enjoyable end to the evening." https://bachtrack.com/review-ballet-black-mixed-bill-linbury-studio-theatre-royal-opera-house-february-2015