Jan McNulty Posted January 10, 2014 Share Posted January 10, 2014 BALLET & DANCE JANUARY – MAY 2014 THE SLEEPING BEAUTY MARIUS PETIPA Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov 22 February 1.30pm and 7pm / 26, 27 February at 7.30pm / 13**, 22 March at 1.30pm and 7.30pm / 15 March at 12.30pm / 19**…, 21**, 25, 27, 28, 31 March at 7.30pm / 1, 5, 8, 9 April at 7.30pm ** Live cinema relay ……On 21 March, the Amphitheatre is only available to members of the Student Standby Scheme Production sponsored by Coutts Generously supported in memory of Ellen Burkhardt with the additional philanthropic support from The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund Original production (2006) made possible by The Linbury Trust The Sleeping Beauty has been performed at many key moments in The Royal Ballet’s history. To coincide with the Company’s 75th Anniversary in the 2005/06 Season, Monica Mason and Christopher Newton created a new production, based on the Sergeyev / De Valois / Messel production which was first performed by the Company in 1946. Peter Farmer recreated and augmented Oliver Messel’s designs and Christopher Wheeldon choreographed a new ‘Garland Dance’ for this production. In this classic ballet, Princess Aurora is cursed at her christening by the evil fairy Carabosse and is fated to die after pricking her finger on a spindle at her 16th birthday celebration. Through the intervention of the Lilac Fairy, the curse of death is changed to a long sleep, one from which Princess Aurora is awakened by the heroic Prince Florimund. The wedding celebrations in Act III include many divertissements for well-known fairy tale characters, such as Little Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots. Choreography Marius Petipa Additional Choreography Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky Conductor Valeriy Ovsyanikov Production Monica Mason and Christopher Newton after Ninette de Valois and Nicholas Sergeyev Designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Orchestra of the Royal Opera House CASTING 22 (mat) / 27 Feb / 15 (mat) March Cuthbertson, Pennefather 22 (eve) Feb / 13 (eve) / 19 March Lamb, McRae 26 Feb / 13 (mat) March Choe*, Hirano* 21 / 31 March Kobayashi, Bonelli 22 (mat) / 28 March / 1 April Nuñez, Soares 22 (eve) March / 8 April Marquez, Kish 25 March Takada*, Trzensimiech* 27 March / 5 /9 April Osipova*, Golding* * Role debut THE WINTER’S TALE CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON Conductor: David Briskin 10, 12, 15, 16, 23, 28**, 29 April at 7.30pm / 22, 26 April at 12 noon / 1, 8 May at 7.30pm ** Live cinema relay Generous philanthropic support from The Monument Trust, Lady Ashcroft, Mrs Susan A Olde OBE, the Metherell Family, Celia Blakey, Richard and Delia Baker, Kenneth and Susan Green, David Hancock, Randa Khoury, Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson, Sir Roger and Lady Carr and The Winter’s Tale Production Syndicate Following his hugely popular Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and a series of one act ballets including, Tryst and Aeternum. Christopher Wheeldon (Royal Ballet Artistic Associate) creates his latest full-length work for the company. He draws on another much-loved work of English literature: The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s late, great romance. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a statue comes miraculously to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. Wheeldon continues his highly successful collaboration with the team behind Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Choreography Christopher Wheeldon Music Joby Talbot Conductor David Briskin Designs Bob Crowley Lighting design Natasha Katz Orchestra of the Royal Opera House CASTING tbc INSIGHTs: tHE WINTER’S TALE 11 March at 7.30pm Linbury Studio Theatre Tickets £17 / £7 students LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL 9 – 11 January / 31 January – 1 February The annual festival returns to the Linbury Studio Theatre with innovative and spectacular performances from Compagnie MPTA / Mathurin Bolze and Gecko Theatre. COMPAGNIE MPTA / MATHURIN BOLZE – A BAS BRUIT 10 January 7.45pm / 11 January 6pm Mathurin Bolze’s A Bas Bruit transports us to a world of bizarre imagery and extraordinary movement where it’s the journey not the destination that’s important. Dance, video and circus come together in a rebellion against the established order of things, and autobiography blends into fairytale. GECKO – MISSING 31 January 7.45 pm / 1 February 3pm and 7.45pm Amit Lahav’s physical dance-theatre company Gecko had a sold out hit with Missing at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe. A thrillingly staged exploration of the human psyche, an astonishing piece of visual storytelling - Lily is on a collision course with her past. Her future depends on how much she is willing to remember. LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE BALLET BLACK Supported by the Royal Opera House 25, 26, 27, 28 February at 8pm; 1, 3, 4 March at 8pm A mixed programme of new work from Ballet Black, including pieces by Arthur Pita, Christopher Marney and Martin Lawrance. LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE │ New Work HeadSpaceDance A co commission with The Royal Ballet 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 April at 7.45pm Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom and Clemmie Sveaas return to the Linbury with a new programme of work by contemporary choreographers. LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE │ New Work EX NIHILO/ THE HUMAN EDGE NEW MAYURI BOONHAM A co commission with The Royal Ballet Studio Programme 29, 30 April at 7.45pm LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE │ New Work Mayuri Boonham has been at the forefront of contemporary South Asian dance in the UK for the past decade. She was appointed Royal Ballet Choreographic Affiliate in 2012, and brings her company ATMA Dance to the Linbury Studio Theatre with two world premieres, joining forces with dancers from The Royal Ballet. Boonham's unique synthesis of ballet with contemporary bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form, has won her and her dancers worldwide acclaim. In Ex nihilo and The Human Edge Booham draws on the epic creation myths of sacred Indian texts. LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE NORTHERN BALLET 8, 9, May at 7.45pm / 10 May 2pm and 7pm Northern Ballet present a programme of short works that includes pieces from both exciting home-grown talent and established European masters. Kenneth Tindall is a premiere dancer with Northern Ballet and presents his second choreographic commission for the company, Luminous Junc•ture. Hans van Manen's erotic Concertante brings the bill to a close. The warped, bittersweet soundworld of Frank Martin's Petite symphonie concertante is the inspiration for Van Manen's potent work. LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE │ New Work THE MEASURES TAKEN NEW ALEXANDER WHITLEY A co commission with The Royal Ballet Studio Programme 15, 16 May at 7.45pm Alexander Whitley was appointed Royal Ballet Choreographic Affiliate in September 2012. He has a long history with the Company, having trained at The Royal Ballet School. He danced with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and has now forged a career as one of the most exciting young British choreographers of today. In The Measures Taken Whitley collaborates with software artists Marshmallow Laser Feast, harnessing technology to create mesmerizing interactions of light and dance. Electronic sound artist Rutger Zuydervelt provides an immersive soundscape as Whitley examines the tensions of introducing enlightenment into the dark depths of the human soul. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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