27 March 2015 at 10.22am | 2 Comments
Royal Ballet Principals Laura Morera, Nehemiah Kish and Edward Watson recently rehearsed Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth with former Director of The Royal Ballet, Monica Mason and Principal Dance Notator Grant Coyle as part of an ROH Insights event.
Originally created in 1965, the ballet is a powerful exploration in ballet of love, loss and renewal, featuring a narrative inspired by six T’ang-dynasty poems. MacMillan summarized it thus: ‘A man and a woman; death takes the man; they both return to her and at the end of the ballet, we find that in death there is the promise of renewal.’
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Song of The Earth will be performed with The Four Temperaments and Untouchable as part of a Royal Ballet mixed programme running from 27 March–14 April 2015. Tickets are sold out, though returns may become available and there are 67 day tickets for each performance.
The programme is given with generous philanthropic support from Sarah and Lloyd Dorfman.