Past Performances

The Loves of Pygmalion has now successfully taken the stage three times.

Richmond, North Yorkshire

Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 June 2019

The Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4DW

These performances were part of the Swaledale Festival.

Thursday 6 June 2019

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA

‘...what a transcendent experience your latest show was. We loved it — and so did our American visitors. It was so intimate and immediate… and with some of the finest music  I can remember.’  An audience member

Bracknell, Berkshire

The Loves of Mars & Venus has now successfully taken the stage five times.

Hastings

Sunday 26 February 2017

St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings TN4

“All in our party were totally thrilled … it really deserves as wide an audience as possible.”

Cambridge

Thursday 2 March 2017

Fitzwilliam College Auditorium, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DG

“A truly delightful show, congratulations to all for bringing this vital date from ballet’s history so entertainingly to life! Here’s to many more performances …”

London

Sunday 5 March 2017

Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

“Yesterday’s performance was superb! The ‘ballet within a play’ was brilliant, …”

Richmond, North Yorkshire

Thursday 8 June 2017

The Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4DW

This performance was part of the Swaledale Festival.

“The Loves of Mars and Venus was an outstanding highlight of this year’s Swaledale Festival … brilliantly conceived, immaculately prepared and beautifully performed.”

London

Wednesday 13 December 2017

St Peter's Church, Notting Hill Gate, London W11 2PN

"A magical evening of music and dance at St Peter’s Church in Notting Hill. A must see for ballet fans.   I particularly enjoyed what may be the first ballet, with its exciting drama of romance among the gods. The two young dancers were elegant as they paused in an ‘attitude’ as they moved through their dances. The eighteenth century costumes were beautiful."

Other

Exploring the creation of "The Loves of Mars and Venus"

15-17 February 2019

Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge

A lecture in "The Age of Extravagance: Baroque painting and music 1630-1730"

"It was a delight to experience the aesthetics of the Baroque being brought to life with such scholarship and artistry.

 

This illustrated talk was both was erudite, underpinned with incredible primary academic research, and entertaining, with beautiful music and fascinating, magical dancing.  The musicians and ballerina really brought to life the music and dancing of the period, beautifully demonstrating the complexity of the dancing at the time. 

 

This period has always absolutely fascinated me and I was utterly delighted to have it opened up with music and dancing. 

 

Evelyn is a wonderful speaker and above all a truly magnificent and inspirational recorder player whose richness and virtuosity is a unique and marvellous talent.

Thank you so much, loved every quaver and dance step; riveting.  Please can I hear and see it again soon."

Alex Hirtzel

“It was a delight to experience the aesthetics of the Baroque being brought to life with such scholarship and artistry.”

Jonathan Steffen

Royal Academy of Music Research Event

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Royal Academy of Music

 

The Loves of Mars and Venus by John Weaver was the first modern ballet, telling a story through dance, gesture and music. Its first performance was at Drury Lane in 1717. The history books say the score and choreography are lost, but did they ever exist as such? 

A detective story led by Evelyn Nallen  recorder  with Chiara Vinci  dance and David Gordon  harpsichord

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