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Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration

Six British dance companies come together on the Royal Opera House stages to celebrate MacMillan’s extraordinary legacy

Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet and Yorke Dance Project come together to celebrate the profound influence of Kenneth MacMillan, marking the 25th anniversary of his death.

What's on

Concerto / Le Baiser de la fée / Elite Syncopations

18 | 19 October at 7.30pm
Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, The Royal Ballet and Scottish Ballet perform two of MacMillan’s sunniest works alongside a new production of his dark, classical fairytale.

The Judas Tree / Song of the Earth

24 October at 7.30pm
1 November at 7.30pm

The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet present two of Kenneth MacMillan’s most complex and important works.

Gloria / The Judas Tree / Elite Syncopations

26 | 27 October at 7.30pm
Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet, The Royal Ballet and Scottish Ballet perform three ballets that show the range and versatility of MacMillan’s muse.

Jeux

18 | 19 | 24 October at 6.30pm
The Royal Ballet dances Wayne Eagling’s short ballet inspired by MacMillan’s re-creation of Nijinsky’s lost Debussy work.

Sea of Troubles

26 | 27 October at 6.30pm
1 November at 6.30pm

Yorke Dance Project performs Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful short ballet inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Insights

In addition to the performances on the main stage and in the Clore Studio, there will be a vibrant programme of insights exploring MacMillan’s legacy.

The company directors

Find out more about the directors of the six companies participating in Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration.

News and features

  1. 13 April 2018

    Watch: Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in Time from the Barbican

    Three rare early works from the choreographer of Romeo and Juliet and Manon, starring dancers of The Royal Ballet.

  2. 30 March 2018

    Ballet Essentials: Kenneth MacMillan's Manon

    A quick guide to MacMillan’s passionate ballet with a captivating heroine at its heart.

  3. 20 March 2018

    Royal Opera House 2018/19 Season announced

    The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera's programme for the coming Season include world premieres, major new productions and classic revivals.