Most recent performance
There are currently no scheduled performances of Corybantic Games. It was last on stage 15 March—9 April 2018 as part of the Winter 2017/18 season.
Christopher Wheeldon has been Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet since 2012 but his relationship with The Royal Ballet goes back much further – he trained at The Royal Ballet School and began his career as a dancer with the Company. But he also has close ties to New York City Ballet, both as a dancer and as the company’s former resident choreographer, a role created for him. This makes him perhaps uniquely placed to create a new work for The Royal Ballet that celebrates the centenary of devoted New Yorker Leonard Bernstein.
To mark the centenary, The Royal Ballet is presenting a mixed programme of works set to Bernstein’s music, all created by the Company’s associate choreographers. This world premiere from Wheeldon will close a programme that includes a world premiere from Wayne McGregor and the first revival of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety. The ballet sees Wheeldon collaborate with award-winning fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu, whose designs are known for their couture-level craftsmanship and use of experimental textiles.