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This work is being performed as part of a mixed programme:
The Royal Ballet celebrates Wayne McGregor’s tenth anniversary as Resident Choreographer with an all-McGregor programme, including two much-loved works and an exciting world premiere.
Wayne McGregor’s Chroma explores the drama of the human body and its ability to communicate extremes of thought and emotion. The score is drawn from original music by Joby Talbot and his arrangements of music by American rock band The White Stripes, while acclaimed architect John Pawson provides stark, minimalist designs. Against this backdrop, McGregor’s highly inventive choreography unfurls with ferocious energy.
Chroma had its premiere in 2006 at the Royal Opera House and in 2007 received an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. Its success paved the way for McGregor’s appointment as Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. A popular favourite with audiences and critics, Chroma is a classic of contemporary ballet.
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Chroma is a one-act contemporary ballet created by Wayne McGregor for the Royal Ballet. The work received its premiere at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 17 November 2006. The ballet is performed to a combination of original music by Joby Talbot and arrangements of music by Jack White of the White Stripes, with orchestrations by Christopher Austin. The ballet was a great success, achieving a number of notable award nominations.