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Free daytime and evening events

Deloitte Ignite 2014 spans four weeks of performance, film, art installations, discussion and live-streaming, culminating in a free Deloitte Ignite Family Day on Sunday 28 September.

Claim your free Digital Guide with the code myth14(Please note: Guide usually £2.99. Code valid until 1 October 2014)

Live Stream

You can watch Sampling the Myth for free via The Royal Opera House website and YouTube Channel at 6.50pm BST on Saturday 6 September 2014. The event will be available to watch online anywhere in the world (with a small number of exceptions). Find out more.

Ongoing Events

Luca Silvestrini's Protein – Windows in Progress, Piazza (East side)
An interactive street performance, created by choreographer Luca Silvestrini and his company Protein, in which dancers take over shop fronts along the colonnade, animating the entrance of the Royal Opera House using a blend of original choreography, humour and music.
4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 13 | 20 | 21 | 27 | 28 September, from 2pm

Phlegm – Street Art
Large-scale illustrations of mythical creatures decorate the Box Office of the Royal Opera House. Created by acclaimed street artist Phlegm, the illustrations offer a 21st-century take on the complexities of classical myth.
5–28 September

Chris Watson – Sound Installation
A unique site-specific installation by sound recordist Chris Watson on display by the Paul Hamlyn Hall Escalator.
5–28 September

 

Friday

Get free tickets for 5 September, 6–9pm

From 6pm:

  • In the Crush Room, video-artist Bill Viola displays his Fire Martyr (2004), a single panel derived from his four-channel video installation 'Martyrs' recently exhibited at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • On display in the Grand Staircase are two photographic works by contemporary artist Mat CollishawThe Poisoned Page (2013) and Effigy (2013), which show the vivid beauty of nature as flowers are engulfed in beguiling, non-consuming fire.

6.40pm:
A performance of Royal Ballet Artist Calvin Richardson’s version of the famous Dying Swan solo in the Paul Hamlyn Hall.

7pm:
Sampling the Myth, Linbury Studio Theatre
A programme of performance and film that explores the modern retelling of myths through art collaborations.
Ticketed performance; buy tickets here.

7pm:
Big Screen live relay of Sampling the Myth, Paul Hamlyn Hall

(Please note: due to limited space in the Paul Hamlyn Hall, we will operate a first come first served policy for all free ticket holders for the live screening. If you are unable to attend at the Royal Opera House, don’t forget we will stream the whole of Sampling the Myth live online at www.roh.org.uk/deloitteignite)

Saturday

Get free tickets for 6 September, 12noon–9pm

From 12 noon:

  • In the Crush Room, video-artist Bill Viola displays his Fire Martyr (2004), a single panel derived from his four-channel video installation 'Martyrs' recently exhibited at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • On display in the Grand Staircase are two photographic works by contemporary artist Mat CollishawThe Poisoned Page (2013) and Effigy (2013).
  • Work by award-winning photographic artist Tom Hunter is on display in the Linbury Studio Theatre foyer.
  • Reproductions of iconic Renaissance paintings, drawings and engravings are hung on giant canvasses around the Paul Hamlyn Hall.
  • StoryStock bring their circus of stories and family-friendly activities to the Amphitheatre Bar, firing up children’s creativity and imagination in a mask-making workshop, using the children’s creations to bring to life the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient world.

12–1pm
Screening of The Immortal Swan, Linbury Studio Theatre
A combination of documentary material and performance extracts explore the life of legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova.

12–1.45pm | 2–3.45pm
Yoga, Paul Hamlyn Hall
Explore the ‘breath of life’ and ‘the sacred fire within’ in the calm of the Paul Hamlyn Hall through mass-participatory yoga sessions led by international yoga instructor Ross Rayburn and his team. There is no need to bring a mat. Places awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

12.15–12.45pm | 1–1.30pm | 1.45–2.15pm | 4–4.30pm | 4.45–5.15pm | 5.30–6pm
Choreographing the Myth, with Kristin McNally, Clore Studio
See a new dance work in creation with Royal Ballet Soloist and choreographer Kristen McNally.

12.30pm | 3.45pm
Snakes and Thunderbolts: The Gods and Goddesses of Mount Olympus, Amphitheatre Restaurant
StoryStock present a family performance by storyteller Xanthe Gresham.

1.30–2.15pm
Being a Swan – panel discussion, Linbury Studio Theatre
An enjoyable panel discussion led by Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, with dancers past and present to hear their perspectives on the greatest of anthropomorphic ballet roles.

2.45–3pm
Screening of Leda and the Swan, by Robert Binet, Linbury Studio Theatre

3–3.15pm
Screening of The Indifferent Beak, by Charlotte Edmonds, Linbury Studio Theatre

3.15–4pm
Talk: How to Make a Dance Film, Linbury Studio Theatre
A discussion with Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, choreographers Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet and director Ravi Deepres.

3.55–4.25pm
Talk: Minna Moore Ede, Paul Hamlyn Hall
Join Deloitte Ignite 14 curator and Renaissance curator for the National Gallery Minna Moore Ede on a tour of these giant facsimiles of masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

4.30–4.45pm
Screening of Leda and the Swan, by Kim Brandstrup, Linbury Studio Theatre

4.30pm | 6pm | 6.20pm
Sabrina Mahfouz, Paul Hamlyn Hall
A poetry performance by the Sky Academy Arts Scholar for poetry.

4.45–5.30pm
William Fiennes, Linbury Studio Theatre
The best-selling author talks about his forthcoming new work.

6.40pm:
A performance of Royal Ballet Artist Calvin Richardson’s version of the famous Dying Swan solo in the Paul Hamlyn Hall.

7pm:
Sampling the Myth, Linbury Studio Theatre
A programme of performance and film that explores the modern retelling of myths through art collaborations.
Ticketed performance; buy tickets here.

7pm:
Big Screen live relay of Sampling the Myth, Paul Hamlyn Hall

(Please note: due to limited space in the Paul Hamlyn Hall, we will operate a first come first served policy for all free ticket holders for the live screening. If you are unable to attend at the Royal Opera House, don’t forget we will stream the whole of Sampling the Myth live online at www.roh.org.uk/deloitteignite)

Sunday

Get free tickets for 7 September, 12noon-8pm

From 12 noon:

  • Work by award-winning photographic artist Tom Hunter on display in the Linbury Foyer
  • Reproductions of iconic Renaissance paintings, drawings and engravings hung on giant canvasses around the Paul Hamlyn Hall.
  • StoryStock bring their circus of stories and family-friendly activities to the Amphitheatre Bar, firing up children’s creativity and imagination in a mask-making workshop, using the children’s creations to bring to life the Gods and Goddesses of the ancient world.

12–1pm
Screening of The Immortal Swan, Linbury Studio Theatre
A combination of documentary material and performance extracts explore the life of legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova.

12–1.45pm | 2–3.45pm
Yoga, Paul Hamlyn Hall
Explore the ‘breath of life’ and ‘the sacred fire within’ in the calm of the Paul Hamlyn Hall through mass-participatory yoga sessions led by international yoga instructor Ross Rayburn and his team. There is no need to bring a mat. Places awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

12.15–12.45pm | 1–1.30pm | 1.45–2.15pm | 4–4.30pm | 4.45–5.15pm
Choreographing the Myth with Kristin McNally, Clore Studio
See a new dance work in creation with Royal Ballet Soloist and choreographer Kristen McNally.

12.30pm | 3.45pm
Snakes and Thunderbolts: The Gods and Goddesses of Mount Olympus, Amphitheatre Restaurant
StoryStock present a family performance by storyteller Xanthe Gresham.

1.30–1.45pm
Screening of Leda and the Swan, by Kim Brandstrup, Linbury Studio Theatre

1.45–2.30pm
Villains in Ballet – panel discussion, Linbury Studio Theatre
A light-hearted panel discussion led by Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, with dancers on the greatest of villainous ballet roles.

3–3.15pm
Screening of Leda and the Swan, by Robert Binet, Linbury Studio Theatre

3–3.15pm
Screening of The Indifferent Beak, by Charlotte Edmonds, Linbury Studio Theatre

3.15–4pm
In Conversation with Tom Hunter and Colin Wiggins, Linbury Studio Theatre
Associate Artist Curator Colin Wiggins talks to contemporary artist Tom Hunter about his influences, inspiration and the sense of myth in his work.

4–4.30pm
Talk: Minna Moore Ede, Paul Hamlyn Hall
Join Deloitte Ignite curator and Renaissance curator for the National Gallery Minna Moore Ede on a tour of giant facsimiles of masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

4.35pm | 5pm | 5.20pm
Sabrina Mahfouz, Paul Hamlyn Hall
A poetry performance by the Sky Academy Arts Scholar for poetry.

5.40pm
A performance of Royal Ballet Artist Calvin Richardson’s version of the famous Dying Swan solo Paul Hamlyn Hall.

6pm
Sampling the Myth, Linbury Studio Theatre
A programme of performance and film that explores the modern retelling of myths through art collaborations.
Ticketed performance; buy tickets here.

6pm
Big Screen live relay of Sampling the Myth, Paul Hamlyn Hall

(Please note: due to limited space in the Paul Hamlyn Hall, we will operate a first come first served policy for all free ticket holders for the live screening.)