Looking Back to Look Forward
Join us from Friday 1 October as we ‘Look Back to Look Forward', celebrating the talent that has gone before and looking to the future to explore how our art forms and artists will critically help shape a diverse future at the Royal Opera House.
Throughout the month of October we will present live-streamed performances featuring artists from both The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, alongside a range of archival content and dedicated social media takeovers from our global community of Black creatives and performers.
Today we are delighted to share with you a few highlights of Black History Month 2021 at the Royal Opera House. Look out for weekly updates with new BHM content.
Alex Beard, CBE
Chief Executive, Royal Opera House
Insights: Storytelling in Opera
A live panel discussion curated by acclaimed baritone Peter Brathwaite, a prominent advocate for equity, inclusion, and restorative justice in the arts.
Royal Ballet Principal Marcelino Sambé reflects on his journey and where he believes ballet needs to go, on a visit to his home country of Portugal, in this new film by Bertil Nilsson.
30 Years of Chance to Dance
Chance to Dance was launched 30 years ago in primary schools in London and is now delivered across England. Find out about this vital Royal Opera House initiative.
Stream The Knife of Dawn
Watch Hannah Kendall’s impactful chamber opera retelling the story of Guyanese political activist Martin Carter. Available to watch via YouTube.
Instagram takeovers: April Koyejo-Audiger, Marcelino Sambé and Amanda Baldwin
April Koyejo-Audiger, Jette Parker Young Artist, Marcelino Sambé, Principal of The Royal Ballet, and Amanda Baldwin, member of the Royal Opera Chorus, took over the Royal Opera House's Instagram Stories to share their recommendations of works of art to listen to and watch for Black History Month.
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