Dance & Theatre
“But the hit was Shift, Trip …Catch, a sassy, Big Apple-style blast whose helter-skelter jazz score by Zoe Martlew set a pace that nearly set the floor on fire.” (Ballet Black, ROH 2008) INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Video here of Zoë performing “Shift” with Ballet Black at the Lindbury Studio, ROH II.
As well as her own experimental one-woman cabaret show Revue Z, Zoë has worked extensively in dance and theatre as composer/performer including:
an ongoing collaboration with New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer, Antonia Franceschi and Ballet Black - POP8 at Giant Olive Theatre and regular shows at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Ballet Boyz: Encore, Sadlers Wells, Richmond theatre and ongoing work with dancer/choreographer Richard Siegal and experimental dance company The Bakery. Recent performances include Homo Ludens, Tanzhaus, Dusseldorf, 2011
Further theatre collaborations include:
Ghostward, Almeida Theatre – devising/performing music; Warning to the Curious, Eastern Angles Theatre – performing own music; Humble Boy National/Gielgud Theatre; Shorts Tete a Tete, Bridewell Theatre; Twelfth Night/Uncle Vanya Donmar Warehouse; comedy improvisation group Impropera: opera meets “Whose Line is it Anyway?”. Serious music and surreal comedy improvised on the spot from audience suggestions. Shows all year round.
“Admiration needs to be expressed to ‘cellist Zoe Martlew in co-ordinating live performance with a recorded track. There were points where the dancers almost seemed about to eat her!” BALLET MAGAZINE
“It is thrilling to have cellist Zoë Martlew on stage” Daily Telegraph (Ballet Black, ROH 2011)
‘…with sounds never heard before on the concert platform, Miss Martlew reduced the audience to quivering jelly.’EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES
Zoë’s compositions choreographed for dance include:
and incidental music for Antonia Franceschi’s Up From The Waste, Soho Theatre:
choreographed for Fin du Temps: Avant-Garde Collaboration Ballet Co, Boston, 2009: Quintaura