Second Coming (2015) : 3 : Commissions : 9

Second Coming (2015)

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

The Observer

"....a hallucinatory mash-up of masque and fable..."

The Guardian

"....if the materials are chaotic, Bruce and the excellent designer Dorothee Brodrück make a virtue of that..."

"It promised to be an irresistible fusion of talents and so it was."

Evening Standard

".....a commitment to new choreography that punches above its weight."

Dance Tabs

".....conjure wonderful atmospheres over what is a 35-minute roller coaster ride featuring devils, monsters, voodoo and formal dance sections."

Bach Track

".......this was a highly enjoyable end to the evening."

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