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Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

A number of Royal Ballet dancers are performing extracts from iconic dance works.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

26 August 2014 at 4.06pm | 2 Comments

Casting for live performances as part of the Sampling the Myth dance programme at Deloitte Ignite 2014 has been confirmed.

Roberta Marquez and Bennet Gartside will perform a pas de deux from Mikhail Fokine's The Firebird on 5 and 6 September, with Yasmine Naghdi and Johannes Stepanek performing it on 7 September.

Edward Watson and Liam Mower will perform a pas de deux from Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.

Rambert dancers Miguel Altunaga, Estela Merlos and Hannah Rudd will perform Dark Eye, a short work based on the idea of 'The Fates'.

Yuhui Choe and Valeri Hristov will perform the Act III pas de deux from Frederick Ashton's Ondine on 5 and 6 September, with Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Nicol Edmonds performing it on 7 September.

Marianela Nuñez will perform a solo from Mikhail Fokine's The Dying Swan on 5 and 6 September, with Melissa Hamilton performing on 7 September.

Sarah Lamb and Eric Underwood will perform an extract from Wayne McGregor's Raven Girl.

Federico Bonelli will perform a solo from George Balanchine's Apollo on 5 and 6 September, with Rupert Pennefather performing on 7 September.

Royal Ballet dancers Luca Acri, Annette Buvoli, David Donnelly, Téo Dubreuil, Isabella Gasparini, Mayara Magri, Hannah Grennell and Marcelino Sambé will perform Unearthed, a new work from Aakash Odedra featuring hand-painted on-body designs by Turner Prize-winner Chris Ofili.

As well as live performances, Sampling the Myth will also feature the premiere of three dance films, choreographed by Kim Brandstrup, Robert Binet and Charlotte Edmonds.

This article has 2 comments

  1. Alyssa Grady responded on 4 September 2014 at 1:52am Reply

    Will the live stream of the performances be available to view on YouTube after Sept. 6?

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content) responded on 4 September 2014 at 12:55pm

      Hi Alyssa,

      This hasn't been confirmed at present so as it stands, we're afraid not.


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