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The Royal Ballet to tour the USA in June 2015

The Company will perform in Washington D.C., Chicago and New York over the course of three weeks.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

15 January 2015 at 7.03pm | 22 Comments

The Royal Ballet will tour to the USA in June 2015 with a celebration of the breadth of the Company’s heritage and contemporary repertory, and the virtuosity and theatricality of its world-class dancers.

The Company will perform in Washington D.C., Chicago and New York over the course of three weeks.

'We’re particularly thrilled to be returning to the USA and delighted to be presenting Carlos Acosta’s production of Don Quixote created especially for the Company last Season', said Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O'Hare. 'We’re also performing works by three of today’s leading choreographers who are all resident with us at Covent Garden – Wayne McGregorChristopher Wheeldon and Liam Scarlett – as well as classics from the Company’s two great 20th-century choreographers, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan.'

Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta’s critically-acclaimed production of Don Quixote will receive its American premiere at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., 9–14 June. The ballet will also be performed at the Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, 18–21 June.

In New York, The Royal Ballet will perform at the David H. Koch Theater 23–8 June. A fundraising Gala Performance in aid of The Royal Ballet and the Joyce Theater opens the week of performances on Tuesday 23 June and will feature Frederick Ashton’s classic ballet The Dream, which was created in 1964 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The tour coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first performance of The Dream in the USA.

The New York residency also includes two programmes celebrating the work of British choreographers closely associated with The Royal Ballet. Programme One features Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful Song of the Earth, which was created in 1965. Set to Gustav Mahler’s great song cycle, the ballet explores the fragility of human life and features six episodes that are atmospheric rather than literal interpretations of the text. Song of the Earth will be performed with Frederick Ashton’s The Dream 24–6 June.

Programme Two is a mixed bill comprising Infra by Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, The Age of Anxiety by Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett and highlights from The Royal Ballet’s repertory, including the central pas de deux from Royal Ballet Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon’s award-winning Aeturnum.

View casting details for the US Tour

The Royal Opera House would like to thank all tour supporters and Aud Jebsen for her support of the Royal Ballet touring programme.

This article has 22 comments

  1. Marilyn weston responded on 15 January 2015 at 10:41pm Reply

    Sounds wonderful

  2. Peter Smith responded on 17 January 2015 at 3:13pm Reply

    Hello!

    Would you be able yo let me know how I can book tickets for the RB tour in the USA, please ? Thanks.Photos 1, 2

    • Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products) responded on 18 January 2015 at 10:43am

      Dear Peter

      If you follow the links on this page to the venues hosting The Royal Ballet their websites will carry details of how to book times.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  3. Hope Hagen responded on 26 January 2015 at 3:57am Reply

    Has it been decided yet which dancers will be dancing the roles of Kitri and Basilio in Chicago? I just bought my tickets today, I'm so excited!!!

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 27 January 2015 at 10:58am

      Hi Hope,

      Casting for the US tour hasn't yet been confirmed or announced. Do check tour venue websites closer to June.

      Thanks

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  4. Allie L responded on 7 March 2015 at 6:36am Reply

    Will you be casting for local extras for the DonQuixote performances for town scenes?
    Will you be performing any other works on June 23 for the fundraising gala performance, or just the dream as on the David Koch Theater web site?
    Can't wait to see you! Already have my tickets for Chicago and New York.

    • Allie L responded on 4 April 2015 at 3:18am

      fyi-i see on the chicago website you are casting for 4 male extras for the don q performances!

  5. takako mori responded on 27 March 2015 at 2:59pm Reply

    any DC (USA) tour casting?
    tkt will start selling on April 1st!! we would like to know the cast....otherwise, we can not buy tkts

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 27 March 2015 at 3:33pm

      Hi Takako,

      Casting has not yet been released. We'll announce it as soon as we can.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  6. Nina responded on 31 March 2015 at 6:42pm Reply

    Eager to see casting for Chicago... I'm with the others above--it's tough to buy tickets when you don't know who will be performing! Please do post soon. Thanks.

  7. Rachel Crystal responded on 14 April 2015 at 1:18am Reply

    Dear Mr. Shipman,
    Could you please let us know when the casting for the Royal Ballet's USA tour will be released? We are huge fans with a young daughter and without a lot of money. In an ideal world, we'd LOVE to see Natalia Osipova dance with the Royal Ballet company, either here in NYC or in Washington DC. Thank you very much,
    Rachel Crystal

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 14 April 2015 at 10:23am

      Hi Rachel,

      Casting for the US tour has not yet been confirmed - we'll update as soon as it is.

      Thanks

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  8. me responded on 17 April 2015 at 9:39am Reply

    This extended delay in casting is obscene - can we expect seasoned or unseasoned performers?

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 17 April 2015 at 3:19pm

      Apologies for the delay in casting. This will be announced as soon as possible.

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  9. Willaim Woolhouse responded on 21 April 2015 at 7:46pm Reply

    I simply do not understand why casting is such a priority in the USA.
    It is THE ROYAL BALLET,they are all wonderful.Think yourselves lucky you have our company over there.Have fun,and enjoy !!
    William.
    Northamptonshire
    England.

  10. Carol kersten responded on 18 May 2015 at 3:06am Reply

    I wish the ballet company was coming out to the West Coast! So sorry to miss them.

  11. takako mori responded on 1 June 2015 at 2:48pm Reply

    when do you update DC tour (US) casting?
    Natalia is out, right?

  12. Alex responded on 3 June 2015 at 12:54pm Reply

    Can you confirm Osipova and Golding for the Don Quixote performance on June 13th?

  13. marian responded on 19 June 2015 at 11:17pm Reply

    Will Natalia Osipova dance in The Dream in New York next week?

    • Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products) responded on 21 June 2015 at 1:14pm

      Dear Marian

      We have had no news of a cast change, so we fully expect Natalia Osipova to dance in The Dream.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

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