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Pop singers led by Mark Ronson to perform with The Royal Ballet

Artists including Boy George and Alison Mosshart confirmed for exciting new collaboration.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

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

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

13 March 2012 at 1.15pm

This article has been categorised Ballet, Dance and tagged Boy George, by Gareth Pugh, by Wayne McGregor, Dance, Hero Fisher, pop, Rufus Wainwright, The drums, The Kills, The Royal Ballet, Wale

This article has 6 comments

  1. Kirsti Roberts responded on 13 March 2012 at 9:16pm Reply

    Exciting & interesting!

  2. Richenda Tisdale responded on 14 March 2012 at 2:14pm Reply

    Simply cannot wait....

  3. d barry responded on 14 March 2012 at 9:11pm Reply

    wow, so pleased i pushed through the tbc angst.

  4. Sarah Mewes responded on 5 April 2012 at 11:07pm Reply

    Absolutely spectacular performances - the whole evening was breathtaking.

    However, the final piece was just something else. Who would have thought ballet and hip-hop merged so well? Loved the nude/black/white costumes. Incredible performance all round!

  5. Awesome and beautiful. Great music by Mark Ronson, Iain you should go...

  6. Jill Johnson responded on 23 April 2012 at 2:18pm Reply

    So excited for this tonight!

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