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Cheating, Lying, Stealing

Ashley Page (1998)

Cheating, Lying, Stealing was made  for The Royal Ballet by Ashley Page  in 1998. This virtuoso piece is an abstract exploration of fragmented relationships, centering on a man whose existence is dominated by a controling woman. Their destructive affair reaches an explosive climax, echoed by a sofa engulfed in flames.

Cheating, Lying, Stealing is a fascinating work, inspired by photography, the work of artist John Kirby and the distinctive musical style of American composers David Lang and Michael Gordon, with music played live on stage by electro-acoustic ensemble Icebreaker.


Choreography: Ashley Page
Original Music: Cheating, Lying, Stealing - David Lang ,  Yo! Shakespeare- Michael Gordon, Link - David Lang and Michael Gordon
Design: Antony McDonald
Lighting Design: Peter Mumford
Music performed by Icebreaker 

What the press said

"Cheating, Lying Stealing has the snarly, combative edge of bodies on heat, seeking to vent lust regardless of consequences."
The Herald

"A dance cauldron that bubbled over with spectacle."
Evening Times

"Page’s choreography thrills by its furious compulsion, its wrenching urgency, and the dancers’ performances are heroic"
The Sunday Times 


Spring Season 2009

(performed with Alston's Carmen)

Theatre Royal Glasgow
Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 April 2009 
Festival Theatre Edinburgh 
Wednesday 22 - Saturday 25 April 2009 
His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen
Wednesday 29 April - Saturday 2 May 2009 
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Wednesday 6 - Saturday 9 May 2009

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