The latest mixed-programme from The Royal Ballet was unveiled last night and will run until the end of this month. “Virtuoso dance from The Royal Ballet in a programme that includes Forsythe and Balanchine classics and Wheeldon's 2016 narrative ballet” also saw the world premiere of Liam Scarlett's new creation for the Company, Symphonic Dances.
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
William Forsythe's ballet to the last movement of Schubert's ‘Great' Symphony is an exhilarating celebration of virtuoso dance.
Marianela Nuñez, Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Akane Takada, Vadim Muntagirov and Steven McRae
George Balanchine's exuberant pas de deux is full of swagger, charm and ballet brilliance.
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Francesca Hayward and Marcelino Sambé
This one-act narrative ballet from Christopher Wheeldon spins a tale of ambition and hypocrisy around John Singer Sargent's Portrait of Madame X, to an original score by Mark-Anthony Turnage.
Christopher Wheeldon and Charlotte Westenra after Deborah Davis
Amélie Gautreau: Natalia Osipova
John Singer Sargent: Edward Watson
Dr Samuel-Jean Pozzi: Federico Bonelli
Albert de Belleroche: Matthew Ball
The Royal Ballet's Artist in Residence creates a new one-act ballet for the Company, to Rachmaninoff's great final work.
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
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