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Watch: Insights into the genius of choreographer Kenneth MacMillan

Join The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet in rehearsal as we celebrate the life and legacy of the choreographer.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

10 October 2017 at 9.28pm | 5 Comments

An ROH Insights event celebrating the genius of choreographer Kenneth MacMillan was recently livestreamed via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel and is now available to watch on-demand.

The stream was the first of a series of ten Insight events celebrating the life and legacy of the choreographer, as part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, a festival bringing together leading British dance companies to celebrate MacMillan’s on the 25th anniversary of his death.

Presented by broadcaster Clemency Burton-Hill, the evening featured dancers from both Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet, rehearsing passages from two of MacMillan's works: Concerto and The Judas Tree.

Also shown was footage from the archive of the choreographer's early works, with discussion from former Director of The Royal Ballet Monica Mason, and former Principals of The Royal Ballet Darcey Bussell, Alessandra Ferri, Donald MacLeary and Leanne Benjamin.

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Find out more about our series of Insights celebrating the life and work of Kenneth MacMillan.

Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration runs until 1 November 2017. Tickets are still available.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

10 October 2017 at 9.28pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged by Kenneth Macmillan, insights, Kenneth MacMillan, live stream, livestream, Production, Social Media

This article has 5 comments

  1. Karen responded on 10 October 2017 at 9:32am Reply

    Is the Insight event on Friday 13th being live streamed as well? (Some like me don't subscribe to any social media) or wish to.
    Many thanks for any info.

  2. This was so informative; thank you all!

  3. What a brilliant evening with so many stars sharing insights! Thank you for organising this and to everyone who took part.

  4. Daphne Vakacegu responded on 11 October 2017 at 4:00am Reply

    Thank you so much for this article about the live streaming. I woke up in the night, checked my smartphone email, and saw the countdown box and that the streaming was due to start in 30 minutes, at 4am Korean time so I got up and watched it on my computer. I loved every minute of all of it, my first time to see dancers from the Birmingham RB (I would be buying a ticket to see Tyrone and Jenner dance if I were in the UK!). The panel discussion on KM was most interesting. Thank you, this was wonderful!

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