13 March 2012 at 1.15pm | 6 Comments
Six pop singers are to perform alongside Mark Ronson and The Royal Ballet.
The piece, entitled Carbon Life, will feature live vocals from Culture Club frontman Boy George, Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jonny Pierce of The Drums, rapper Wale and his protégé Black Cobain, and Hero Fisher.
A collaboration between The Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer Wayne McGregor and musicians Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, the ballet will be set to a cycle of nine songs by Ronson. The evening will also feature three songs orchestrated by singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, with designs by flamboyant British fashion designer Gareth Pugh.
The ballet, entitled Carbon Life, will be performed as part of a triple bill including the world premieres of a work choreographed by the burgeoning talent Liam Scarlett and set to the music of Rachmaninov, and Christopher Wheeldon’s masterly Polyphonia.
The triple bill opens on 5 April, with tickets starting at just £3