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Articles tagged with "Arvo Pärt"

Minimalism to the max: Why choreographers love minimalist music

7 February 2017

The disparate music grouped together as ‘minimalism’ has inspired numerous dance works, and is more diverse than might initially be imagined.

Ballet Essentials: After the Rain / Strapless / Within the Golden Hour

10 February 2016

Our quick introduction to The Royal Ballet’s mixed programme celebrating choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

After the Rain Dance Highlight: The pas de deux

25 January 2016

The hypnotic second movement from Christopher Wheeldon’s masterful abstract ballet has a special power and resonance.

Connectome Dance Highlight: The ‘Silouan’s Song’ pas de deux

25 September 2015

This neuroscience-inspired pas de deux from Alastair Marriott’s acclaimed ballet powerfully evokes a sense of loss on a journey through life.

Ballet Essentials: Connectome and Raven Girl

21 September 2015

Our quick introduction to this double programme of ballets by Wayne McGregor and Alastair Marriott – one inspired by science, the other by literature.

Connectome: Cutting-edge ballet from cutting-edge science

28 May 2014

A new theory about what creates our memories, personality and intellect has influenced Alastair Marriott's new ballet.