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Deloitte Ignite

Deloitte 2014

Myth: Curated by The Royal Ballet and Minna Moore Ede

528 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 focuses 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.

Free Digital Guide

Find out more about the artists involved, and discover the inspirations behind the festival, with our free in-depth Digital Guide. Claim your free Digital Guide with the code myth2014.

(Please note: Guide usually £2.99. Code valid until 1 October 2014)

Deloitte Ignite 2014 begins with a weekend of free and ticketed events and continues over four weeks of performance, film, art installations, discussion and live-streaming. The festival culminates 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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FREE Daytime and Evening events

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.

FREE events:

Friday 5 September 6–9pm

Saturday 6 September 12noon–9pm

Sunday 7 September 12noon–8pm

Sampling the Myth

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

BalletBoyz: TheTALENT

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 new choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, Alexander Whitley and Royal Ballet Soloist Kristen McNally.

Tickets: £8–£25

Cassandra Insight

Meet choreographer and Royal Ballet First Artist Ludovic Ondiviela, as he discusses the influences of and creative process behind the world premiere of his new ballet, Cassandra.

Tickets: £10 | £5 Standing | £7 Student

Deloitte Ignite Family Sunday

Discover more about myth, ballet and dance in a fun-packed FREE day for all the family, packed with a range of engaging and creative activities specially tailored to Deloitte Ignite.

Tickets: FREE