The Cure ‘Siamese Twins’ – a post-punk ballet

March 1st, 2014


This was a pilot project I designed for BBC2’s Riverside programme with Robert Smith and The Cure in collaboration with Souxie and the Banshees’ Steve Severin and their on-going project ‘The Glove’. It was based on Jean Cocteau’s ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ and continued my work with Royal Ballet choreographer Nicholas Dixon.

Lol Tolhurst on drums, and Anne Stephenson and Virginia Hewes (Ginni Ball) of The Venomettes on violins. March 1983.

Dancers: Sharon (now Elizabeth) MacGorian and Stephen Beagley (Royal Ballet)

Sharon was wearing my Grandmother’s pleated 1940’s black skirt. It moved so perfectly… and I’ve still got it!