25 October 2012 at 1.19pm | Comment on this article
The Royal Ballet is to perform in Northern Ireland for the first time in twelve years from 30-31 March 2013.
The Company will perform in Derry with the Ulster Orchestra in a gala performance as part of the UK City of Culture 2013 celebrations.
Royal Ballet dancers Yuhui Choe, Dromore-born Melissa Hamilton, Ryoichi Hirano and Dawid Trzensimiech will appear in selected highlights from the Company’s repertory conducted by Londonderry born Paul Murphy. In addition to the pas de deux from Acts II and III of Swan Lake the dancers will perform Frederick Ashton’s Meditation from Thaïs to music from Massenet’s opera of the same name and the pas de deux from the Second Movement of Kenneth Macmillan’s Concerto.
Highlights of the celebrations include the London Symphony Orchestra, who will perform works by film composer John Williams including his scores for Star Wars and Schindler's List; and the first time the Turner Prize will be held outside England.