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Nicol Edmonds in Joshua Beamish's 'Burrow' ©ROH. Andrej Uspenski, 2015

Akane Takada in Erico Montes' 'Dances for 1, 2 and 3' ©ROH. Andrej Uspenski, 2015

Fernando Montaño, Mariko Sasaki and Julian Mackay in Montaño's Michelangelo, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015 © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Anna Rose O'Sullivan in Charlotte Edmons's Forgotten Frontline, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015 © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Hannah Grennell, Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Harry Churches, Leo Dixon, David Donnelly and Téo Dubreuil in Calvin Richardson's Untitled, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015 © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Fukiko Takase in her Cultivate a Quiet Joy (excerpt), The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015 © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Leo Dixon, Benjamin Ella, Luca Acri, Téo Dubreuil, Sander Blommaert and David Yudes in Valentino Zucchetti's Alpha, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015 © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Mayara Magri and Benjamin Ella in Erico Montes and Daniela Cardim Fonteyn's Similarities Between Diverse Things, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015 © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Thomas Whitehead and Marcelino Sambé in Kristen McNally's Checkpoint 19, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015 © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød and Isabel Lubach in Sander Blommaert's She Remembers, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015 © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Draft Works

Dancers from within the ranks of The Royal Ballet create and perform experimental new works.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Draft Works. It was last on stage 24–26 February 2015 as part of the Winter 2014/15 season.

Background

Royal Ballet and guest dancers perform choreography still in the making by their dancer peers and guest choreographers, without lighting or costumes. Draft Works, curated by Wayne McGregor, is a flexible platform for short ideas or longer choreographic essays.

All the pieces in the evening are created around the busy schedule of The Royal Ballet and the dancers and choreographers give their free time and energy to the project. This is a unique opportunity to experience dance in its most elemental form.

News and features

  1. Winter Season 2014/15

    30 March 2014

    Highlights include a new production of Andrea Chénier starring Jonas Kaufmann, a new production of Verdi’s tragic Un ballo in maschera and The Royal Ballet in John Cranko’s emotionally charged Onegin.