ROYAL BALLET WORLD PREMIERE: NEW WAYNE McGREGOR WORK, WITH MUSIC BY MARK RONSON AND DESIGNS BY GARETH PUGH
On 5 April 2012, The Royal Ballet will premiere a new work by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Already well-known for his innovative and boundary-pushing collaborations which have spanned subjects as varied as science, contemporary art and history, for this ballet McGregor has joined forces with British fashion designer Gareth Pugh, award-winning music producer Mark Ronson and singer / songwriter Andrew Wyatt to create a perfect fusion of pop, dance and fashion.
Eighteen of The Royal Ballet’s dancers will be joined on-stage by a number of artists who will sing Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt’s song cycle of nine love-songs. The songs focus on the Jungian theme of anima / animus and the theory of collective masculine and feminine unconscious.
Fashion designer Gareth Pugh is known for his sculptural creations which distort the human body into new, architectural forms. His designs for this new ballet will slowly convey a carbonised version of the dancers and blur perceptions of the ballet aesthetic.
The ballet will be shown as part of a triple bill alongside another world premiere by one of the fastest rising stars of the dance world, Liam Scarlett, and Christopher Wheeldon’s 2001 work Polyphonia. With a strictly limited run of only six shows, audiences can experience a unique evening of ballet, music and fashion, showcasing some of the most creative talent working today. Tickets start from £3 with a top price of just £42.
Check The Royal Opera House website for tickets
5, 10, 12, 14, 18 and 23 April at 7.30pm