Exhibition / Ma mere l’Oye

Star choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and rising talent Jeroen Verbruggen create groundbreaking new choreographies to works composed and arranged by the beloved French composer Maurice Ravel at the Royal Ballet Flanders. Maurice Ravel has been an inspiration to artists of all stripes for more than a century. In this filmed performance featuring the Royal Ballet […]

Song of the Earth

In Autumn 2017, English National Ballet performed Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth for the first time ever. This work is indisputably a masterpiece. The story of love, loss and inescapable death told through MacMillan’s beautiful, sparse choreography and Mahler’s epic song cycle will stay with you for days, if not years, after. So with […]

21st Century Choreographers

The Royal Ballet returns to live performances with 21st Century Choreographers, a celebration of some of today’s finest international choreographers. The dancers are reunited on their home stage of the Royal Opera House in a programme featuring work by Christopher Wheeldon, Crystal Pite and a world premiere by Kyle Abraham, his first work for The […]

One of a Kind

One of a Kind applies not just to this full-length work but also to its creator: Jiří Kylián. With this company premiere, the Stuttgart Ballet celebrates one of its heroes and adds a new work to its extensive Kylián repertory for the first time in over 20 years. In the fall of 1968, Jiří Kylián […]

8 Minutes

Igniting our imaginations with spectacular forces and overwhelming scales, space exploration constantly re shapes how we understand ourselves and our place in the universe. In this critically acclaimed production, Alexander Whitley takes inspiration from the stunning images and data produced by solar science research in a collaboration with scientists from STFC RAL Space. With a […]

Chroma, Infra, Limen

The diversity of Wayne McGregor’s astonishing talent is demonstrated through Chroma, Infra and Limen, each created for The Royal Ballet, for whom he is resident choreographer. Intimate yet universal, light yet dark, frenetic yet lyrical, McGregor pursues his passion for exploring the inner workings of the human body and mind, his many-layered and beautiful dances […]

The Winter’s Tale

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. It received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent and emotionally powerful storytelling through exquisite dance. With striking designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric […]

the Cellist

Cathy Marston’s first work for the Royal Opera House Main Stage is a lyrical memoir of the momentous life of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré, from her discovery of the cello through her celebrity as one of the most extraordinary players of the instrument to her frustration and struggle with multiple sclerosis. Rich and poignant, […]

the Metamorphosis

Arthur Pita created his award-winning dance-theatre adaptation of Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella in 2011 on Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson, and it was first performed in the Linbury Studio Theatre. The extraordinary choreography captures the devastation of Gregor Samsa’s transformation into a monstrous insect and his family’s struggle to accept him. Frank Moon’s evocative score […]

Prometheus

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his ballet music DIE GESCHÖPFE DES PROMETHEUS (The Creatures of Prometheus) for the dancer and choreographer Salvatore Viganò (1769 – 1821), who was celebrated all over Europe and held the position of ballet master in Vienna. In late 1800, he approached Beethoven about a composition for a new ballet, which the […]

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