31 March 2014 at 9.45am | 86 Comments
Deloitte Ignite 2014
Free opening festival curated by The Royal Ballet and Minna Moore Ede.
BalletBoyz theTALENT (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt and their award-winning troupe come to the Linbury Studio Theatre for the first time, with an all-new programme.
16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 September at 7.45pm
By Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Jules Massenet, orchestrated by Martin Yates
Kenneth MacMillan's acclaimed tragic ballet is a modern masterpiece.
26 September at 7.30pm; 27 September at 12.30pm; 30 September at 1pm
1 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 13 | 15 | 16† | 25 | 29 October at 7.30pm; 4 October at 2pm and 7pm; 5 October at 12 noon; 11 October at 12.30pm
1 November at 7pm
Scènes de ballet / Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan / Symphonic Variations / A Month in the Country
By Frederick Ashton
Music: Igor Stravinsky / Johannes Brahms / Cèsar Franck / Fryderyk Chopin
The Royal Ballet celebrates its Founder Choreographer, Frederick Ashton, with a mixed programme of some of his finest works.
18 October at 7pm; 22 | 28 October at 7.30pm
4 | 5 | 11 | 12 November at 7.30pm
Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety / Aeternum
By Kim Brandstrup / NEW Liam Scarlett / Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Benjamin Britten / Leonard Bernstein / Benjamin Britten
A Scarlett world premiere and two recent works by Brandstrup and Wheeldon: contemporary ballet at its finest.
7 | 13 | 14 | 17 November at 7.30pm; 8 November at 2pm and 7pm
Cassandra NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
By Ludovic Ondiviela
Music: Ana Silvera
Choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela and singer songwriter Ana Silvera present a poignant exploration of what it is to be called mad.
30 | 31 October at 7.45pm
1 November at 2pm
Mapping / Document / Christopher Bruce (Linbury Studio Theatre)
By Darshan Singh Bhuller / Ivgi & Greben / NEW Christopher Bruce
Phoenix Dance Theatre
Phoenix Dance Theatre presents a mixed programme including a Christopher Bruce premiere and works by Darshan Singh Bhuller and the choreographic duo Ivgi & Grebem.
25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 November at 7.45pm
By Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa
Music: Ludwig Minkus, arranged and orchestrated by Martin Yates
Carlos Acosta's exuberant production of this classic tale of friendship, love and loyalty is bursting with joie de vivre.
25 | 27 | 28 November at 7.30pm
12 | 15 December at 7.30pm; 20 December at 1.30pm and 7pm; 29 December at 7pm; 30 December at 12.30pm
3 January at 1.30pm and 7pm; 5 | 7 | 8 | 14 | 19 | 21 | 22 January at 7.30pm
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
By Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot, orchestrated by Christopher Austin and Joby Talbot
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s thrillingly entertaining ballet.
6 December at 1.30pm (Paul Hamlyn Christmas Treat) and 7pm; 10 | 16† December at 7.30pm; 19 December at 2pm and 7.30pm; 22 December at 12.30pm; 23 December at 1.30pm and 7pm; 24 December at 12 noon; 27 December at 1.30pm and 7pm; 31 December at 12 noon and 5pm
10 January at 7pm; 12 | 15 | 16 January at 7.30pm
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party NEW (Linbury Studio Theatre)
ZooNation burst onto the stage with their family Christmas show, a wonderfully wacky take on the madcap characters of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Previews: 6 December at 12.30pm and 5pm; 8 December at 7pm
9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 December at 7pm; 13 | 20 | 22 | 23 | 27 December at 12.30pm and 5pm; 24 | 31 December at 12.30pm; 28 December at 2pm; 29 | 30 December at 5pm
2 | 3 January at 12.30pm and 5pm
By John Cranko
Music: Kurt-Heinz Stolze after Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
John Cranko’s adaptation of Pushkin’s verse-novel, set to music by Tchaikovsky, trembles with emotional charge.
24 January at 2pm and 7pm; 27 | 28 | 30 January at 7.30pm; 31 January at 12.30pm
2 | 4 February at 7.30pm; 7 February at 12.30pm; 11 February at 2.30pm and 7.30pm; 16 | 18 February at 7.30pm; 27 February at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
By Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, additional choreography by Frederick Ashton and David Bintley
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Anthony Dowell's production of the greatest romantic ballet draws upon the opulence of 1890s Russia.
10 | 13 February at 7.30pm; 14 February at 7pm; 19 February at 2pm and 7.30pm; 21 February at 1.30pm and 7pm
13 | 16 | 17† | 18 | 19 | 25 | 26 March at 7.30pm; 14 March at 12.30pm; 21 March at 1.30pm and 7pm
2 | 7 | 9 April at 7.30pm
London International Mime Festival (Linbury Studio Theatre)
The acclaimed annual festival returns to the Linbury Studio Theatre.
Murmur / Inked (Linbury Studio Theatre)
By Aakash Odedra
Aakash Odedra dances an exhilarating mixed programme, created in collaboration with choreographers Lewis Major and Damien Jalet.
23 | 24 January at 7.45pm
Draft Works (Linbury Studio Theatre)
By The Royal Ballet
Dancers from within the ranks of The Royal Ballet create and perform experimental new works.
24 | 26 February at 7.45pm
Ballet Black (Linbury Studio Theatre)
The award-winning company presents a dynamic mixed programme from leading choreographers.
10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 February at 7.45pm
Spring Celebration: A Showcase of British Dance Training (Linbury Studio Theatre)
Join students of The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, Central School of Ballet and Elmhurst School for Dance in this celebration of British ballet training.
7 March at 7.30pm
Shaker Loops / Cover (Linbury Studio Theatre)
By Itamar Serussi / Andonis Foniadakis
Ballet de Lorraine performs two UK premieres by choreographers Itamar Serussi and Andonis Foniadakis.
11 | 12 | 13 | 14 March at 7.45pm
Bayadère – The Ninth Life (Linbury Studio Theatre)
By Shobana Jeyasingh
Music: Gabriel Prokofiev
In a new Royal Opera House commission Shobana Jeyasingh reimagines Marius Petipa's India-set classical ballet La Bayadère.
25 | 26 | 27 | 28 March at 7.45pm
The Four Temperaments / Hofesh Shechter / Song of the Earth
By George Balanchine / NEW Hofesh Shechter / Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Paul Hindemith / TBC / Gustav Mahler
Masterpieces by Balanchine and MacMillan frame a world premiere from Hofesh Shechter in The Royal Ballet's thrilling mixed programme.
27 | 30 March at 7.30pm
8 | 10 | 14 April at 7.30pm
La Fille mal gardèe
By Frederick Ashton
Music: Ferdinand Hérold, arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery
Frederick Ashton's joyful ballet contains some of his most brilliant choreography.
16 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 28 | 29 April at 7.30pm; 26 April at 3pm
2 May at 2pm and 7pm; 5† May at 7.30pm
The Architect / mixed programme (Linbury Studio Theatre)
By Kenneth Tindall / NEW TBC
One of the UK's leading touring companies visits the Linbury Studio Theatre with a mixed programme.
12 | 13 May at 7:45pm; 14 May at 2pm and 7:45pm
Woolf Works NEW
By Wayne McGregor
Music: Max Richter
Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor presents his first full-length ballet for the Company.
11 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 20 | 21 | 26 May at 7.30pm; 23 May at 12 noon
Afternoon of a Faun / In the Night / Song of the Earth
By Jerome Robbins / Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Claude Debussy / Fryderyk Chopin / Gustav Mahler
The Royal Ballet's mixed programme brings together two of Jerome Robbins's masterpieces with MacMillan's powerful depiction of love and loss.
29 May at 7.30pm; 30 May at 12.30pm
1 | 4 June at 7.30pm
The Elves and the Shoemaker
By Daniel de Andrade
Northern Ballet presents new children's ballet from its award-winning series Short Ballets for Small People.
16 May at 1, 3 and 5pm
12 July at 12 noon (main stage)
By Carlos Acosta
Carlos Acosta returns with a vibrant mixed programme featuring works from leading Cuban artists accompanied by a live Cuban band.
27 | 28 | 29 | 31 July at 7.30pm
1 August at 7.30pm; 2 August at 5pm