La Fille à la Mode (2011-2013)
La Fille à la Mode is a musical journey through surprising locations in and out of buildings such as the National Theatre, a department store in Holland, the V&A Museum, the Barbican or the Theatre Royal Haymarket, where it began its life. A company of eight female dancers, actresses and musicians dressed in sumptuous costumes bring an audience on a playful and seductive exploration of the continued celebration and exploitation of glamorous It Girls throughout the ages.
A mysterious accordionist leads the audience on an unexpected trail where performances pop up seemingly out of nowhere, singing the words of Coco Chanel: 'A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.' The production was premiered in August 2011 at the National Theatre as part of Watch This Space Festival.
Directed by: by Daphna Attias & Terry O'Donovan
Produced by: Dante or Die
Costume Design: Amy Jackson
Musical Director: Yaniv Fridel
Dramaturgy: Blayne George
Stage Management: Jae Young Lee & Maria Larkin
Initial concept: Daphna Attias, Blayne George & Terry O'Donovan
Devised and performed by: Eleanor Buchan, Rachel Drazek, Aine O'Dwyer, Laura Obiols, Anna Richmond, Clara Solana, Gehane Strehler, Eve Veglio-White, Maya Politaki
Generously supported by: Arts Council England, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, Thistle Trust and Masterclass Haymarket Trust
“Enchanting dance... exhilarating... fantastic, haunting” Total Theatre
“Alluring, seductive and compelling” Jake Orr, A Younger Theatre
“Striking moments of choreography” The Stage
Image credits: Ludovic Des Cognets; Bill Gooch; Neil Buchan Grant ©2015 All Rights Reserved