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Announced today: RBS summer season 2011

By Royal Opera House

9 May 2011 at 2.26pm | Comment on this article

 As announced today, in July this year there is a one-off chance to see Ninette de Valois' 1937 ballet Checkmate on the main stage, danced by pupils of The Royal Ballet School. It's part of the School’s annual Summer Season performance - details of which go public today.

The School's end of year performances this year commemorate ten years since the death of Dame Ninette de Valois, founder of The Royal Ballet School and Companies. The final mainstage performance will feature de Valois’ Checkmate, and five days of Linbury performances will include works by choreographers who were taught and influenced by De Valois, including MacMillan’s The Four Seasons, Ashton’s Monotones 2, David Bintley’s En Bateau, John Neumeier’s Spring & Fall, and John Cranko’s Opus 1.  The new generation of choreographers is represented by Liam Scarlett’s Danse Bohémienne.

The school’s summer season is its annual chance to showcase students in a variety of work, and is hotly anticipated by ballet fans keen to see new generations of talent. The final performance, this year to be Friday 8 July, includes the spectacular finale, known as the Grand Défilé where more than 200 students from both Upper and Lower Schools come on stage in an exuberant climax – an emotional event for those about to leave the school.   Book tickets soon, if you want to see the future generations of the Royal Ballet in action, as they always sell out fast. [Ticket information.].

 

Linbury Studio Performances

Wednesday 29 June at 7.30pm, Thursday 30 June at 7.30pm, Friday 1 July at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Saturday 2 July at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

PROGRAMME INCLUDES

En Bateau -  Choreography: David Bintley, Music: Claude Débussy

Monotones 2 - Choreography: Frederick Ashton, Music: Erik Satie, Trois Gymnopédies

The Four Seasons (excerpt) - Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan, Music: Giuseppe Verdi, various, Sponsored by Nicolas & Jane Ferguson

Spring & Fall - Choreography: John Neumeier, Music: Antonin Dvorak, Serenade for Strings, Sponsored by Tim & Madeleine Plaut and Isabelle Ross

Opus 1 - Choreography: John Cranko, Music: Anton Webern,  Passacaglia, Sponsored by Nigel and Candida Hurst-Brown

Danse Bohémienne  - Choreography: Liam Scarlett, Music: Georges Bizet, La jolie fille de Perth

The Nutcracker - The Waltz of the Flowers - Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake – Act 1 pas de quatre - Choreography: Frederick Ashton after Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov.

M' ca cre sabi - Choreography: Marcelino Sambé (1st year student), Music: Barbatuques, Andando pela Africa; Claire Pichet and Yann Tiersen, Rue de Cascades

Memory of Touch - Choreography: Lachlan Monaghan (2nd year student), Music: Daniel Bernard Roumain, The Need to Follow
 

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (main stage):

End of year performance, Friday 8 July at 7.30pm

PROGRAMME INCLUDES

Checkmate - Choreography: Ninette de Valois, Music: Arthur Bliss, Sponsored by International Dance Supplies

En Bateau - Choreography: David Bintley, Music: Claude Debussy

Monotones 2 - Choreography: Frederick Ashton, Music: Erik Satie, Trois Gymnopédies

The Four Seasons (excerpt) - Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan, Music: Giuseppe Verdi, various, Sponsored by Nicolas & Jane Ferguson

Spring & Fall - Choreography: John Neumeier, Music: Antonin Dvorak, Serenade for Strings, Sponsored by Tim & Madeleine Plaut and Isabelle Ross

Opus 1 - Choreography: John Cranko, Music: Anton Webern, Passacaglia, Sponsored by Nigel and Candida Hurst-Brown

Danse Bohémienne - Choreography: Liam Scarlett, Music: Georges Bizet, La jolie fille de Perth

Grand Défilé - Choreography: Teachers of The Royal Ballet School, Music: Karl Czerny, Études arranged and orchestrated by Knudåge Riisager

By Royal Opera House

9 May 2011 at 2.26pm

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