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There are currently no scheduled performances of The Human Seasons / After the Rain / Flight Pattern. It was last on stage 16–24 March 2017 as part of the Winter 2016/17 season.


The Royal Ballet celebrates the diversity and richness of contemporary ballet with a mixed programme that includes an established classic, a recent work and a world premiere: David Dawson’s first work for The Royal Ballet, an acclaimed ballet by Christopher Wheeldon and a new creation by Crystal Pite.

Pite is one of the hottest names in dance today; her many awards include an Olivier and a Critics’ Circle Award for Polaris at Sadler’s Wells. She makes her Royal Ballet debut with a large-scale ensemble work to music by Górecki. Dawson is a leading figure in European ballet and in 2005 became the first British choreographer to create a new work for the Mariinsky Ballet. His 2013 ballet The Human Seasons for The Royal Ballet was inspired by Keats’s poem of the same name, which describes the course of a human life. Wheeldon created After the Rain in 2005 for New York City Ballet to music by Arvo Pärt. This abstract work in two parts has found an extraordinary resonance with audiences around the world.

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