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Watch: Wayne McGregor rehearses Obsidian Tear with The Royal Ballet 

Join Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for his new ballet.

By Hayley Bartley (Former Content Producer (Learning))

4 May 2016 at 12.24pm | 2 Comments

An Insight event exploring Obsidian Tear, Wayne McGregor's latest work for The Royal Ballet, was live-streamed for free via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel on 11 May 2016. The live-stream is still available to be watched by clicking the video above.

During the event, The Royal Ballet's Resident Choreographer worked with artists from the Company to rehearse extracts from the ballet. He also spoke about the creation of his work together with its composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Obsidian Tear is a visceral exploration of myth and modernity, inspired by Salonen’s orchestral work about the Ancient Greek goddess of the night Nyx.

The ballet has its world premiere at the Royal Opera House on 28 May alongside Kenneth MacMillan's The Invitation and Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour.

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Obsidian Tear / The Invitation / Within the Golden Hour runs 28 May-11 June 2016. Tickets are still available.

This article has 2 comments

  1. ML responded on 11 May 2016 at 6:58pm Reply

    Great treat to have the composer conducting the first performances too! Salonen is an excellent conductor.

  2. Ab responded on 11 May 2016 at 11:19pm Reply

    Thank you for streaming this - seeing an insight adds so much to watching the final result on stage.

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