Gloria / The Judas Tree / Elite Syncopations: Thursday 26 October 2017, 7.30pm
Leading UK dance companies perform three ballets that show the range and versatility of MacMillan’s muse, in the third and final programme of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration.
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
This event is part of the
This mixed programme is part of
Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, a festival bringing together leading British dance companies to celebrate MacMillan’s legacy, on the 25th anniversary of his death. Northern Ballet performs Gloria. The Royal Ballet performs The Judas Tree. BRB, Northern Ballet, The Royal Ballet and Scottish Ballet perform Elite Syncopations. Mixed programme
These works are performed together:
Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful evocation of the horrors of war is set to Francis Poulenc’s poignant score and inspired by Vera Brittain’s
Testament of Youth. Credits Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Music Francis Poulenc Designer Andy Klunder Lighting designers Bill Besant and John B. Read Performers Conductor Tom Seligman Company Northern Ballet Chorus Royal Opera Chorus Concert Master Peter Manning Orchestra Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
The Royal Ballet performs Kenneth MacMillan’s complex and controversial work on guilt and betrayal in a compromised time.
Credits Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Music Brian Elias Designer Jock McFadyen Lighting designer Mark Henderson Performers Conductor Koen Kessels Dancers Concert Master Peter Manning Orchestra Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Company The Royal Ballet
Music by Scott Joplin and others inspires Kenneth MacMillan to virtuoso heights of sexy psychedelia in his frothy ragtime ballet.
Credits Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Music Scott Joplin Costume designer Ian Spurling Lighting designer William Bundy Revival lighting designer John B. Read Performers Dancers Companies The Royal Ballet Northern Ballet Piano conductor Robert Clark Running times
The performance lasts around 2 hours 55 minutes and ends at approximately 10.25pm.
First work 30 minutes Interval 30 minutes Second work 40 minutes Interval 30 minutes Third work 45 minutes Sold out