PORTRAITS OF COURAGE

Creatives and Credits:
 
Choreographer: Eliot Smith 
 
Portraits: 
THE BOLD THINKER - William Armstrong
Enigma Variations: II. Variation I. C.A.E - L'istesso tempo 
Enigma Variations: III. Variation. II. H.D.S-P Allegro 
Enigma Variations: IV. Variation. III. R.B.T - Allegretto 
Enigma Variations. V. Variation. IV. W.M.B - Allegro di molto
Enigma Variations. IX. Variation. VIII. W.N - Allegretto 
Composer: Sir Edward Elgar  
Recording: Sir Colin Davis conducting the London Symphony Orchestra 
THE INDEFATIGABLE CAMPAIGNER - Emily Wilding Davison
Salve Regina 
Composer: Hermann von Reichenau
Recording Helmut Müller-Brühl conducting the Cologne Chamber Orchestra
 
THE INTREPID INVENTOR - George Stephenson
Summa for Strings 
Composer: Arvo Part 
Recording: I Fiamminghhi & Rudolf Werthen 
 
THE SELFLESS HEROINE - Grace Darling and Ensemble 
Composer: John Adams 
Harmonium: Wild Nights  
Recording: John Adams Harmonium/Choruses 
THE ICE LORE - John Curry 
Composer: John Adams 
Two Fanfares for Orchestra: I. Tromba Lontana  
Recording: John Adams - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 
THE CHRISTIAN MARTYR - Oscar Romero and Ensemble 
Composer: John Adams 
Harmonium: Negative Love   
Recording: John Adams Harmonium/Choruses 
Premiered: 15 November 2017, The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle upon Tyne.
The John Curry portrait premiered on 15 August 2019 at Arc Stockton Theatre as part of Billingham International Dance Festival 2019 World Dance Gala.
The Oscar Romero portrait premiered on 18 September 2019 at The Cathedral Church of Saint Mary in Newcastle upon Tyne. 
 
Funded and Supported by Arts Council England and Northumberland County Council
Created in partnership with Armstrong Studio Trust and George Stephenson Railway Museum
Portraits of Courage is a powerful and historical informative dance work which is inspired by the genius and courage of various heroisms including: William Armstrong, George Stephenson, Grace Darling, Emily Wilding Davison John Curry and Oscar Romero.
 
Courage is defined as bravery, braveness, courageousness, pluck, pluckiness, valour, fearlessness, intrepidity, intrepidness, nerve, daring, audacity, boldness; Moredauntlessness, doughtiness, stout-heartedness, hardihood, manfulness, heroism, gallantry; backbone, spine, spirit, spiritedness, mettle, determination and  fortitude. This amply covers the Four Portraits in 'Portraits of Courage' and what they had in common can best be summarised by the suffragette motto, “Deeds Not Words”.

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