As part of the Autumn season at The Royal Opera House, a quadruple bill comprising
La Valse | New Brandstrup | Winter Dreams | Theme & Variations
opens on Friday 15th October 2010. If you booked tickets for this bill long before the name had been announced, you might like to know that Kim Brandstrup’s third, specially commissioned, main stage work for The Royal Ballet is called Invitus Invitam.
The centre of this work is a pas de deux created for Principals Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg, to Thomas Adès’ Baroque inspired Three Studies after Couperin.
Very unusually, Invitus Invitam will flow seamlessly from the preceeding ballet, La Valse, without even a pause. The classical style and the music are set to echo Ashton’s waltz, with Brandstrup describing his working concept as ‘Versailles on a grey day.’
Loosely translated, Invitus Invitam means ‘he reluctantly, she reluctantly.’
There are six performances, on 15 | 18 | 22 | 28 and 30 October at 7.30pm and 16 October at 12.30pm.
If you are a regular reader then you may know that I recently interviewed Celisa Diuana, and as well as these two starry dancers, Diuana will perform in La Valse as a corps de ballet dancer.