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Live at Lunch: The Rite Re-envisioned: Friday 22 March 2019, 1pm at Paul Hamlyn Hall

Live at Lunch

Drop by for free lunchtime performances, featuring Royal Opera House artists and guest artists.

Venue

Paul Hamlyn Hall

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

Background

Over a 10-week residency at the Royal Opera House, Daniel Vais, Artistic Director of Culture Device, and his dancers have created new choreography inspired by Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet The Rite of Spring. The Rite is performed by Culture Device dancers and special guests including Leanne Cope and Zenaida Yanowsky, both former dancers of The Royal Ballet.

Working closely with David Pickering, The Royal Ballet’s Learning and Participation Creative Associate, Vais and the dancers explored ballet technique and the creative influences of MacMillan’s 1962 work, which itself drew on the ballet created by Vaslav Nijinsky for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1913, set to Stravinsky’s famous score.

The Rite is performed with another new work, L’après midi d’un faune, inspired by Nijinsky’s 1912 ballet of the same name.

Tickets

These recitals are not ticketed. Free admittance subject to capacity

Guidance

Unreserved seating

Running time

The recitals last about one hour; there is no break