I loved you and I loved you

Sally Marie 

Since her training at Central School of Ballet, Sally Marie has performed extensively with Protein Dance and Sean Tuan John, as well Jasmin Vardimon, Tilted Productions, Duckie at the Barbican, H2, Lulu’s Living Room, Rajni Shah, Deja Donne in Italy, Frauke Requart, IJAD, Geoff Moore, Gary Stevens, and Ridiculussmuss.

She has twice been voted Best Female Performer by Dance Europe, as well as nominated for a Spotlight Award 2008 and Best Female Performer in the National Dance Awards, 2009 and 2011. She was also awarded the New Adventures Choreography Award 2013 and The Children’s Choreography Award 2014, which was a Sadler’s Wells/ Place commission in collaboration with MOKO Dance and Company of Angels. The ensuing piece I am 8 was performed at The Place and Liliyan Baylis Sadler’s Wells in Febrary this year.

Through her own company, Sweetshop Resolution, Sally has directed two solos; The Extra being performed at The Linbury, Royal Opera House. She has also made two full length works. Dulce et Decorum, about women at war and Tree, which was about our relationship to nature as seen through the eyes of four men who find themselves thrown together in the woodland.

I loved you and I loved you is her new full length show about the true story of welsh composer Morfydd Owen. It has been funded at research level and now commissioned by Coreo Cymru and will be premiering at The Edinburgh Festival from 23rd August – 31st August at The Sanctuary, Zoo Venues following reviews performances at Theatr Harlech on 19th & 20 August 2015.

It will then be touring to seventeen different venues across Wales and England through the Autumn and Spring of 2016.


I loved you and I loved you 

After two research projects funded by Coreo Cymru and National Theatre Wales, Sally Marie’s Sweetshop Revolution have been awarded a commission to go into full production with  ‘I loved you and I love you’.

The show is about the life of the Welsh composer Morfydd Owen’s relationships with her husband Ernest Jones, a close associate of Sigmund Freud’s as well as her intense friendship with Elliot Crawshay-Williams who was secretary to Winston Churchill.

The librarian at The Royal Academy, when she saw her file said, ‘this is one of the most diverse and distinguished student records I have ever seen.’ Yet amongst the awards and scholarships was a woman fiercely loyal to Welsh music and yet famed for her beauty and sense of fun, with friendships that included DH Lawrence and Ezra Pound.

Morfydd died at just twenty six and many questions still surround her death. It was said she might have become the Elgar of her time. She was considered to be one of Wale’s most talented musicians and composers, yet little is known about her to those outside of Wales and there are relatively few recordings of her work.

Our pianist, Brian Ellsbury, is bringing out an album of her works next year and has recently recorded numerous pieces available now on iTunes. Virtually all the music used within I loved you and I loved you will be from Morfydd’s own compositions.

Work in Progress video: http://www.sweetshoprevolution.com/production/i-loved-you-and-i-loved-you/