Most recent performance
There are currently no scheduled performances of Chroma / Multiverse / Carbon Life. It was last on stage 10–19 November 2016 as part of the Autumn 2016/17 season.
Wayne McGregor was appointed Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet in December 2006. The Company celebrates its partnership with McGregor in a programme of three works, including one new work, Multiverse, to a commissioned score by Steve Reich. This world premiere, also marking Reich’s 80th birthday, is presented with two important McGregor works. Chroma is an acknowledged classic of contemporary ballet; its tremendous success in 2006 paved the way for McGregor’s appointment as Resident Choreographer. Carbon Life sees McGregor work with fashion and pop icons Gareth Pugh and Mark Ronson – ‘it rocks’, said The Guardian at the 2012 premiere.
In 2006, McGregor was a radical choice to follow in the footsteps of Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan and David Bintley. But ten years on McGregor is internationally regarded as one of the most important innovators in contemporary ballet. He has created numerous award-winning works for the Company – from many one-act ballets to the magnificent full-length Woolf Works – while also exploring the limits of what ballet can be, through extensive, imaginative collaborations with leading figures from beyond the ballet world.
News and features
11 November 2016
Wayne McGregor’s stellar programme celebrates his tenth anniversary as Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet
10 November 2016
Four up-and-coming artists speak about McGregor’s championing of the next generation of dancemakers.
9 November 2016
The great American composer speaks about his score for Wayne McGregor’s ballet Multiverse.
7 November 2016
Our quick introduction to this mixed programme celebrating Wayne McGregor's ten years as Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet.
25 October 2016
In 2006, the future Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet made history by ripping up the rulebook of classical dance with a piece set to music by The White Stripes.
14 October 2016
Watch the choreographer offer an exclusive glimpse of his new ballet, set to an original score by Steve Reich.