Named ‘Best premiere’ as part of the Critics’ Choice in Dance Europe Magazine, Calyx debuted in 2017 and has made a name for first-time choreographer and ex Phoenix Dance Theatre company dancer, Sandrine Monin. Described by Dance Europe as ‘the first thrilling manifestation of an interesting new choreographic voice‘ Calyx has been inspired by the infamous Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire and sees love as both muse and curse. The work explores the themes of beauty, desire, sin and decadence, set to a sweeping original score by composer Roberto Rusconi.
Calyx is the outermost whorl of parts that form a flower. A bud, a husk, a wrapping.