The Vertiginous Thrill Mixed

The Vertiginous Thrill Mixed

Virtuoso dance from The Royal Ballet in a programme that includes Forsythe and Balanchine classics, Wheeldon’s 2016 narrative ballet and a Scarlett world premiere.

Booking from: Wednesday, 31st May 2017
Booking until: Wednesday, 31st May 2017

A stunning contemporary programme from The Royal Ballet presents four contrasting choreographic personalities. American William Forsythe is widely acknowledged as one of the most distinctive and imaginative of modern dance-makers. Making a long-awaited return to the repertory, his ensemble work The Vertiginous thrill of Exactitude is a dazzlingly virtuoso study in classical precision, set to the exuberant finale of Schubert’s Ninth Symphony. Following is the first revival of Strapless – Christopher Wheeldon’s elegantly persuasive telling in dance of the story of John Singer Sargent’s suggestive Portrait of Madame X, a painting that shocked the 19th – century Parisian art world. In contrast, George Balanchine’s pas de deux Tarantella is a wonderfully cheeky showpiece that provides a further opportunity to highlight the Company’s world-class dancers. Closing the evening is a world premiere from Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett – an event always eagerly awaited.


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Address:
Bow Street
London
WC2E 9DD

How to get there: (3 mins) The Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.