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Natasha Chivers

Lighting designer


English lighting designer Natasha Chivers made her Royal Opera House debut in 2007 on Craig Revel Horwood’s Yumba vs. Nonino for Ballet Boyz, and her Royal Ballet debut in 2008 on Christopher Wheeldon’s Electric Counterpoint. She has since returned for Wheeldon’s Strapless, Charlotte Edmonds’s Meta and Robert Binet’s Void and Fire. Other work seen at the Royal Opera House includes Kristen McNally’s Metheus and Wheeldon’s Mesmerics (BalletBoyz – The Talent) and Arthur Pita’s God’s Garden.

Chivers has worked internationally in lighting design since the 1990s. Theatre credits include Hamlet and Oresteia (Almeida), Sunset at the Villa Thalia and Statement of Regret (National Theatre), 1984 (Headlong, Almeida, West End and UK Tour), Annie Get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible), Who Cares, Fireworks, Adler & Gibb, The Mistress Contract, Gastronauts and The Djinns of Eidgah (Royal Court), Mother Courage and The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (National Theatre Wales), Macbeth (National Theatre of Scotland, Broadway and Japan), Green Snake (National Theatre of China), Praxis Makes Perfect (Neon Neon and National Theatre Wales) and Sunday in the Park with George (Wyndham’s Theatre). Her dance credits include Gravity Fatigue and Encore (Sadler’s Wells), Motor Show (LIFT and Brighton Festival), Electric Hotel (Sadler’s Wells and Fuel), Broken and Scattered (Motionhouse) and Run! and Renaissance (Greenwich+Docklands International Festival).

Chivers was nominated for the 2016 Olivier Award (Best Lighting Design) for Oresteia. She won the 2011 Theatre Award UK (Best Design) for Happy Days at Sheffield Crucible and the 2007 Olivier Award (Best Lighting Design) for Sunday in the Park with George.

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Ballet Essentials: New works by Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet

7 November 2016
Ballet Essentials: New works by Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet

Our quick introduction to this programme of new works by young choreographers who have been mentored by Wayne McGregor.