Listen: Deborah MacMillan on the work of Kenneth MacMillan
The choreographer's wife talks about their relationship, his career and his creative process.
14 November 2012 at 3.11pm | Comment on this article
The work of choreographer Kenneth MacMillan was the subject of a recent ROH Insights session with Lady MacMillan.
Deborah MacMillan spoke of her relationship with her husband as well as about his career and creative process.
On her husband being labelled a rebel, Deborah said: “I think people thought at the time that he was doing something ghastly to classical ballet. Kenneth was very clear about being very different if he was going to make his mark [but] I don’t think he ever set out to shock.”
“It has a sort of quirkiness and a surprising way of using music,” she said about what makes his work unique, “the way he used music was astonishing, totally surprising and off the wall sometimes but always finding something in the music that worked for the steps and the storytelling.”
Listen to highlights from the event:
Kenneth MacMillan works Concerto, Requiem and Las Hermanas will be on stage from 17 November – 5 December 2012. This Mixed Programme is supported by Marina Hobson as well as Richard and Delia Baker (Las Hermanas); and Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson (Concerto).