Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui new work, Medusa, opens at The Royal Ballet this evening, together with revivals of Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour and Crystal Pite's ballet exploring the refugee crisis, Flight Pattern.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Medusa is his first work for The Royal Ballet.
Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Music: Henry Purcell
Electronic music: Olga Wojciechowska
Costume director: Olivia Pomp
Lighting designer: Adam Silverman
Set concept and design: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Within the Golden Hour
Christopher Wheeldon's ballet to a specially written score by Ezio Bosso has been acclaimed as one of his finest works.
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Ezio Bosso and Antonio Vivaldi
Costume designer: Jasper Conran
Lighting designer: Peter Mumford
Crystal Pite's ballet is a moving exploration of the refugee crisis, from the plight of millions of displaced people to individual human relationships.
Choreography: Crystal Pite
Music: Henryk Mikołaj Górecki
Set designer: Jay Gower Taylor
Costume designer: Nancy Bryant
Lighting designer: Tom Visser
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I am extra glad that I booked my seats for next week – these photos hint at exciting costumes and sets; should be a refreshing evening with a lot of my favourite artists. Thank you Graham!
I really enjoyed the triple bill – and actually thought Medusa stunning at times. First reviews in Indy and Evening Standard are positive (Indy) or a bit snippy (Standard). I’m surprised- the audience loved it.
Enjoyed it so much last night. Medusa is a winner. Osipova magical. Good audience reaction. Within the Golden Hour and Flight Pattern just wonderful.
I saw this last Wednesday and it was a superb evening. I never agree with any of Emma Byrne’s reviews, but then the Evening Standard is a real rag. I wish we could have a new London newspaper.