Ruby and Yanaëlle are London-based freelance dance artists who have been working together since 2014. They graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2015 and subsequently took a one-year choreography course at Siobhan Davies Dance. Yanaëlle joined MoveMe Dance in March 2017. Since June, MoveMe and Elizabeth House have been supporting them in the creation of this new duet.

Et si Cécile …

‘Et si Cécile …' imagines Chaminade’s early days as a composer, with a playful take on her struggle to establish herself in this male-dominated field. The duet draws from our experiences of creative processes and gender politics and explores two sides of the 19th Century woman’s personality – powerless but passionate, determined to pursue an artistic career, regardless of societal expectations.

Choreographed & performed by Ruby Embley & Yanaëlle Thiran
Music: Allegro from Piano Trio No.1 in G minor, Op.11 by Cécile Chaminade, recorded by the Macalester Trio

Supported by Bert Roman|MoveMe Dance and Elizabeth House Community Centre.