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Watch: Insights into Wayne McGregor’s brand new ballet Multiverse

Watch the choreographer offer an exclusive glimpse of his new ballet, set to an original score by Steve Reich.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

14 October 2016 at 2.20pm | 5 Comments

ROH Insight event exploring Wayne McGregor’s new ballet Multiverse was live-streamed for free via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel at 7:30pm BST on 20 October 2016, and you can now watch on demand.

The evening was be presented by broadcaster Clemency Burton-Hill and saw McGregor and dramaturg Uzma Hameed offer exclusive insights into the new piece.

In addition, Music Director of The Royal Ballet Koen Kessels discussed the ballet’s score, a new commission from American composer Steve Reich.

The evening also offered an exclusive glimpse of rehearsals, featuring Principal dancers Steven McRae and Francesca Hayward as well as Soloist Paul Kay.

Regarded as one of the most important innovators in 21st century ballet, McGregor was appointed Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet in 2006. Ten years on, the Company celebrates this anniversary with a mixed programme of three works, including the world premiere of Multiverse as well as Chroma and Carbon Life.

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Chroma / Multiverse / Carbon Life runs 10–19 November 2016. Tickets are still available.

This article has 5 comments

  1. G Bethune responded on 20 October 2016 at 8:21pm Reply

    I love BOTH coming to ROH to see live works together with the great Insights at home.
    Best wishes to you all

  2. Joanne Simmons responded on 20 October 2016 at 11:12pm Reply

    Looks like everything else Wayne McGregor has choreographed before....Francesca Hayward could make any choreography look brilliant though

  3. Lesley Main responded on 21 October 2016 at 3:56pm Reply

    Not a fan of Wayne McGregor but hats off to Steven McCrae and Paul Kay for their professionalism.

  4. elleG responded on 22 October 2016 at 3:11pm Reply

    Having live relays of Insights is brilliant - so thank you for that initiative.

    Loved the dancers as always. Thank you Frankie, Steven and Paul.

    Found the whole developmental approach self-indulgent and extravagant. Emperor's new clothes come to mind - but at least they could be described as new. But, hey, what do I know. The programme has sold out.

  5. Nick responded on 24 October 2016 at 9:42pm Reply

    These Insights are wonderful, thank you, and I can't wait to see this live. I always find Wayne McGregor fascinating to listen to on so many levels, and I love his work and what he and the dancers (and as these Insights show, everyone else) achieve together. Thank you.

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