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Ballet Essentials: Woolf Works

27 April 2015 at 4.40pm

Our quick guide to Wayne McGregor's first full-length ballet for The Royal Ballet, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf.

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  2. Opera and Music

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    Sadler's Wells, O2 Brixton Academy and Stratford Circus will also stage work by Hofesh Shechter as part of a two-month festival in autumn 2015.

    The awards, now in their third year, celebrate excellence in opera and provide bursaries for emerging talent.

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    27 April 2015

    The awards, now in their third year, celebrate excellence in opera and provide bursaries for emerging talent.

  3. Learning

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  4. Off stage

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