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Student Insights: Sex, Drugs and Ballet – Introducing Mayerling: Friday 26 October 2018, 7.30pm at Clore Studio

Student Insights: Sex, Drugs and Ballet – Introducing Mayerling

Join us as we discuss how Mayerling was received at its premiere and explore the role that critics played in MacMillan's life and work.


Clore Studio

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD


This event is part of the Autumn 2018/19 season.


Join us for an exciting discussion of Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling. Explore how the ballet's controversial premiere in 1978 reflected the social climate and the changes in ballet and the arts during this era. An exceptional line up of participants includes former Royal Ballet Principal Viviana Durante, Royal Ballet First Soloist Melissa Hamilton and novelist, playwright and critic Bonnie Greer.


Tickets for this event are only available to ROH Students members

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All levels

Suitable for ages 14+

Unreserved seating

Please note

This is a participatory event

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing such as tracksuit trousers or leggings. You are welcome to dance barefoot or wear ballet shoes if you have them. Dancing in socks is not permitted

You may bring a water bottle with you, but please note that no refreshments will be provided

If you have any special requirements of which we should be aware, please let us know in advance by calling the Box Office on 020 7304 4000

By participating you agree to do so at your own risk, so please take care and only do what you feel comfortable doing. The main aim is to have fun!