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Dancing Henry Five

Dancing Henry Five is a reduction of Shakespeare’s Henry V incorporating theatre, narration, scenery, prop manipulation and dance to convey the story of Henry’s ascension to the throne of Britain and his defeat of the French at the Battle of Agincourt. Directed, choreographed and designed by postmodern icon David Gordon, the hour-long production provokes an ironic reflection on the (im)morality of war.

Robert La Fosse joins the ensemble of seven dancers including Karen Graham and (narrator) Valda Setterfield, who manipulate and interact with folding chairs, pieces of cloth, tables, a ladder and stuffed dummies, set to a score of musical excerpts by William Walton from the 1945 film version of Henry V, and recordings of performances of the play by Laurence Olivier and Christopher Plummer. MORE INFO >