Myth: Curated by The Royal Ballet and Minna Moore Ede
5–28 September 2014
Join us for a month of Myth with the award-winning Deloitte Ignite, the annual contemporary arts festival at the Royal Opera House. Curated by The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery’s Minna Moore Ede, this year's festival is a feast of dance and visual art.
The month-long festival celebrates and explores the origin of myth and creation through dance, visual art, film, music and movement. The festival focusses on two archetypal myths: Prometheus, the Titan who creates man from clay and steals fire from the Gods, and Leda and the Swan, the mysterious conjunction of a mortal woman and the god Zeus, disguised as a swan.
Deloitte Ignite 2014 begins with a weekend filled with free and ticketed events and continues over four weeks with performance, film, art installations, discussion and live-streaming, culminating in a free Deloitte Ignite Family Day offering a wide variety of family activities and workshops, as well as space to relax.
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Join us at the opening weekend for a range of free events in and around the Royal Opera House, with artists Bill Viola, Mat Collishaw and Tom Hunter creating installations inside the ROH, choreographer Luca Silvestrini and his company Protein making site-specific dance installations in Covent Garden piazza, street artist Phlegm using the walls of the ROH as a vast canvas and much more.
Friday 5 September 6-9pm
Saturday 6 September 12noon-9pm
Sunday 7 September 12noon-8pm
Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili paints directly onto dancers of The Royal Ballet in a new commission from Aakash Odedra, in a mixed programme that also includes the world premieres of dance films from Kim Brandstrup, Robert Binet and Charlotte Edmonds, all narrated by the UK's leading myth expert, Marina Warner.
Tickets: £15 | £5 Standing
Friday 5 September 7-8.30pm
Saturday 6 September 7-8.30pm
Sunday 7 September 6-7.30pm
Former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt bring their award-winning dance troupe to the Linbury Studio Theatre for the first time, presenting an all-new programme featuring work from Christopher Wheeldon, Alexander Whitley and a new commission by Royal Ballet Soloist Kristen McNally as part of Deloitte Ignite.