When to see it
This work is being performed as part of a mixed programme:
Virtuoso dance from The Royal Ballet in a programme that includes Forsythe and Balanchine classics, Wheeldon’s 2016 narrative ballet and a Scarlett world premiere.
Liam Scarlett is one of the most exciting ballet choreographers of his generation. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and danced with The Royal Ballet, before turning to choreography full-time in 2012. Acclaimed as ‘ballet’s fast-rising star’ (Evening Standard), he now creates works for leading companies around the world.
Scarlett’s creations for the Company include the one-act works Asphodel Meadows, Sweet Violets and The Age of Anxiety, and the full-length ballet Frankenstein. He has choreographed internationally for companies including English National Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet and K-Ballet. In this world premiere he creates a new abstract ballet for the Company to Rachmaninoff’s great final work, the Symphonic Dances.
News and features
8 May 2017
Our quick guide to The Royal Ballet’s mixed programme.
24 April 2017
Choreographer Liam Scarlett gives a glimpse of his new ballet set to Rachmaninoff's remarkable score.
11 April 2017
Graceful Tchaikovsky, vivacious Stravinsky, angular minimalist music - or something else? We explore what makes the best music for ballet and beyond.
12 May 2016
Psychological, dramatic and dark — Scarlett's one-act ballets have made him one of the world's most sought-after young choreographers.
26 January 2016
Rachmaninoff’s music is adored the world over, but he was plagued with self-doubt.