The Weaver Dance Company present The Loves of Mars and Venus — a ballet within a play — baroque dance, music and words brought together to tell the story of the birth of modern ballet in the London of 1717. Choreography and music of the day, with a script by Stephen Wyatt, evoke the magic of 18th century theatre.

“This is a very cool piece of history … I am proud to be the ambassador for this project.” Darcey Bussell


“The Loves of Mars and Venus was an outstanding highlight of this year’s Swaledale Festival (2017) and a thoroughly memorable occasion. Celebrating a crucial piece of dance history, the production was brilliantly conceived, immaculately prepared and beautifully performed. The music and dance elements were delightful, the costumes were stunning and the audience was totally enchanted.” Malcolm Creese – Artistic Director, Swaledale Festival