26 October 2017 at 8.00am | 6 Comments
More than forty years after the creation of Twyla Tharp's era-defining work As Time Goes By, the acclaimed choreographer will premiere a sequel – The Illustrated ‘Farewell’ – at Covent Garden this month.
With final preparations underway, The Royal Ballet offered a livestreamed first glimpse of the piece as part of an ROH Insights event. This is now available to watch on demand in full.
Over the course of Tharp's career, she has choreographed more than 160 works for dance companies, film and Broadway. The Illustrated 'Farewell' is choreographed to Haydn’s ‘Farewell’ Symphony and is Tharp's first work for The Royal Ballet in 20 years – a long-overdue return to Covent Garden which is hotly-anticipated. It will be performed in a mixed programme alongside two works by Hofesh Shechter and Arthur Pita.
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The Illustrated 'Farewell' / The Wind / Untouchable runs from 6-17 November 2017. Tickets are still available.
The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from Jay Franke and David Herro (The Illustrated ‘Farewell’), The Taylor Family Foundation and the Friends of Covent Garden (The Wind) and Georgina Rosengarten (Untouchable).