A room in New York

"A room in New York by Stina Quagebeur was exceptional" - Deborah Weiss DANCE EUROPE

 

Music : Alexander Scriabin, Piano Sonata no.1 in F Minor and Prelude in C Sharp Minor

Dancers : Crystal Costa and James Forbat

Costumes : Louie Whitemore

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) Edward was married to Josephine Nivision for forty-three years. They had a love-hate relationship that was passionate, at times violent and yet utterly symbiotic.

...a force equal to any Kenneth MacMillan pas de deux, right down to the final demonstrative chords.

Quagebeur handles the double biography with great intelligence and imagination. The dance-fight duets—hands on mouth to signal stop, the breast pushes, vicious head lifts—and the peaceful moments of make-up after the break-up are tremendous.
There’s a Russian saying that man and wife are one devil, and this is one devil of a number.
— Vera Liber - Brithish Theatre Guide
Stina Quagabeur’s original and memorable A Room in New York draws you in from start to finish.
— Vikki Jane Vile
Quagebeur perfectly captures both the sadness and the joy that such love can inspire.
— Holly Kilpatrick.

Vera

Dancers - Nancy Osbaldeston, Guilherme Menezes

Music - Ivor Gurney 1890 - 1937

Costumes : Louie Whitemore

"Vera" was created for English National Ballet's choreographic workshop May 2014. It is based on the First World War using both the Poem "In Flanders Field" by John McCrae and the book "Testament of Youth" by Vera Brittain as inspiration.

The Choreographics highlight was undoubtedly Stina Quagebeur’s Vera. Inspired by the emotion she experienced reading Vera Brittain’s autobiography, Quagebeur’s duet showed a woman experiencing three stages of loss- shocked disbelief, questioning anger and finally hope and moving on.
Well-constructed and well-performed, her piece was engaging, impassioned and moving.
— Laura Dodge
 

Conformity

Showing the strains of what conformity can do in society. Created in 2011 for ENB Choreographic Workshop

Design Perspectives

Created for the Diaghilev exhibition at the V&A.  A partnership project between English National Ballet, London College of Fashion and the V&A. The piece was performed live in the Raphael Gallery and was also adapted into a short film. 

Company Bee

A commissioned 1950's themed piece created in 2010 for the company's 60th Anniversary.