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Articles tagged with "Philip Glass"

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.

Watch: Philip Glass reflects on his early life as a struggling musician

29 January 2017

Now one of the world's most celebrated artists, the composer made ends meet with stints as a taxi driver and removal man.

'Theatre has an obligation to explore sexuality': Javier De Frutos on Les Enfants Terribles

27 January 2017

The choreographer and director talks Cocteau, Glass and the power of great art in his dance-theatre production.

Angels, devils, fools and women: exploring the role of the countertenor

24 January 2017

Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.

Dance-opera Essentials: Philip Glass and Javier De Frutos’s Les Enfants Terribles

17 January 2017

Our quick introduction to this remarkable multimedia work, inspired by Cocteau’s iconic novel.

Watch: Les Enfants Terribles rehearsals and insights

11 January 2017

Get an exclusive glimpse into choreographer Javier De Frutos's new production of Philip Glass's dance-opera.

Ravi Shankar's opera Sukanya to receive world premiere in May 2017

29 September 2016

The late composer's only opera will tour the UK in a new co-production with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Leicester's Curve theatre.

10 transformative opera marathons

24 April 2016

As the London Marathon takes place, take a look at the longest works in the operatic repertory.

Divertissements Ballet Essentials: A guide to short works performed by The Royal Ballet on their 2015 US Tour

15 June 2015

The Company’s selection includes classic works by Ashton and MacMillan, an award-winning recent work by Wheeldon and new piece from within the Company.

Listen: Philip Glass - 'My aim is to be a populist'

10 October 2014

The American composer tells BBC Radio 4 why audiences shouldn't worry about musical theory, and the importance of government funding.

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