11 January 2017 at 9.00pm | 1 Comment
Later this month, choreographer Javier De Frutos presents a new production of Philip Glass’s dance-opera inspired by Jean Cocteau’s surrealist novel. The work is an exciting collaboration of opera and classical dance, featuring members of The Royal Ballet and leading lights of the contemporary and classical dance scene. The piece will be staged at the the Barbican in celebration of the composer’s 80th birthday.
Presented by BBC Radio 3’s Sara Mohr-Pietsch, the Insights event offered viewers a rare insight into the fusion of these two art forms, with several rehearsal and discussion segments featuring the Venezuelan choreographer and artists of The Royal Ballet, including Edward Watson and Zenaida Yanowsky.
Audiences were also given an in-depth introduction to the music with conductor Timothy Burke and Jette Parker Young Artists Jennifer Davis, Gyula Nagy and Emily Edmonds who performed parts of Glass's impressive score.
The full event is now available to watch on-demand.
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Les Enfants Terribles runs 27 - 29 January 2016 at the Barbican.
Tickets have now sold out but, returns may become available.