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Your reaction to Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

Tweets about the new ballet triple bill featuring work by seven of the world's leading choreographers.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

16 July 2012 at 12.13pm | 4 Comments

Your reaction: Metamorphosis Titian 2012

Tweets about the new ballet triple bill featuring work by seven of the world's leading choreographers.

Storified by Royal Opera House · Mon, Jul 16 2012 04:11:07

Terrific, inventive, stimulating, varied evening @RoyalOperaHouse with three new ballets. #Titian2012Stephen Hough
Did anybody else notice that in Diana & Actaeon one of the dogs looked like Snoopy... but dressed as a pirate? #Titian2012DanceTabs
For a collaboration between 7 choreographers, 3 composers and 3 designers, #ROHTitian is amazingly consistent. And consistently amazing.Terry Day
Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 at the Royal Opera Houseroyaloperahouse
Was #DianaAndActaeon a sick attempt to cross breed The Lion King and Alice in Wonderland? Loving the hybrid child! #ROHTitian #Titian2012Sorrow Pennefather
Want 2c #Titian2012 again. 1st thoughts: Machina most satisfying. Trespass has tough score, nice pdd, design. D&A felt v old - sorry chapsDanceTabs
Well, that was unexpectedly gorgeous. Who would have thought a Wayne McGregor piece could make me feel something?! #Titian2012 #balletJane Lawes
Lovely eve at #Titian2012 w/ @alicelagnado - Loved concept & realisation in Wheeldon/Marriott 's Trespass - Most seamless collab. of the 3?The Ballet Bag
Tweeters were quick to tell us who their stand-out performers were...
#Titian2012 What I loved most - Sarah Lamb in Trespass. Stunning.JSP
Machina! I love it. Benjamin a star. Acosta and Watson stunning.David Murphy
A throbbingly brilliant score from Turnage in "Trespass" was the highlight of my #Titian2012 @RoyalOperaHouseNeil Fisher
Marianela Nunez and The Royal Ballet in Diana and Actaeon. Metamorphosis: Titian 2012. © ROH/Johan Persson, 2012.Royal Opera House Covent Garden
@jsp_119 Sarah Lamb in "Trespass" was my STAR too :). Melissa lovely as well.Nina Gilbert
Ed Watson and Tamara Rojo - sublimely beautiful #ROHtitianEmma Shires
Lovely use of 'good toes, naughty toes' by Sarah Lamb there #ROHTitian #Titian2012Sorrow Pennefather
Thoughts on the visual aspects of the works...
#rohtitian also loved the mirror and lighting in trespass. Plus unusual use of good old 'good toes, naughty toes' in the middle ;-)Gill Dunn
#Titian2012 @royaloperahouse. Wow. What an amazing evening and they clearly saved the best to last. Chris ofili's backdrop blew me away.Corina Papadopoulou
(the low point was the ludicrous robot of "machina" which did a lot of whirring but didn't even make anyone toast. #Titian2012 )Neil Fisher
Edward Watson in Machina. Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, © ROH/Johan Persson, 2012.Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Just didn't get the last piece of #RohTitian, very ugly to look at in fact. Nunez was great though.Aymeric
Gosh, who knew the Picasso robot from the Citroën car factory was a fan of the ballet #ROHTitianSorrow Pennefather
Stunned (in a good way) by Chris Offili's divine decor for the Scarlett/Tuckett/Watkins "Diana + Acteon" #Titian2012Roslyn Sulcas
A few blogs to give a greater insight into the triple bill...
Metamorphosis Titian 2012: Abstraction, Symbol and FeelingTonight's relay of Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 as part of BP Summer Big Screens is a perfect opportunity for audiences to sample the diver...
'It's dangerous... a real presence, not just a built object'Royal Ballet principal dancer Edward Watson and the artist Conrad Shawcross take on Titian - with a little help from a raw-steel goddess ...
In pictures: Metamorphosis: Titian 2012A look at the National Gallery's Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 exhibition, inspired by Titian's Diana and Callisto, Diana and Actaeon and Th...
Read all tweets using the hashtag #Titian2012. If you've seen the Triple bill, tweet us your thoughts with the tag or send us a message via Facebook.

Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 runs until 20 July with the performance on 16 July screened for free as part of BP Summer Big Screens around the country.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

16 July 2012 at 12.13pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

This article has 4 comments

  1. J Gingell responded on 16 July 2012 at 4:21pm Reply

    This was a triumphant finale to Mason's directorship and a vindication of her vision for the future of the company. The rapturous reception given to "Diana and Acteon" should also leave the Royal Ballet in no doubt that the public are thirsty for narrative and drama in new works.
    J Gingell

  2. Monica Mason is the greatest human that ever breathed.

  3. Eddie Maxwell responded on 17 July 2012 at 4:24pm Reply

    I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it all - I was afraid that, with so many contributors, it would be a bit of a dog's dinner (no pun intended). A glorious way for Dame Monica to leave. Tamara Rojo and Edward Watson looked fabulous together - what a pity they haven't been paired together more often. But the machine has to go!
    A lot of the lighting was too dark. When we buy ballet tickets, we want to see the dancers - especially when they're this good.

  4. Jonathan responded on 17 July 2012 at 6:24pm Reply

    I visited the National Gallery Titian exhibition on Monday afternoon before the Titian ballet performance on Monday evening. The exhibition puts the ballets into context showing three large Titian paintings over 400 years old and more modern works by the set designers of the ballet stages for the Titian ballets at the Royal Opera House that night. The National Gallery exhibition explores the ideas shown in Titian's paintings about Ovid's Metamorphosis later explored in the ballet performances. From peeking at female bathers to a modern robotic machine rebuking the observer whom is subsequently killed because of their prying, the exhibition explains many aspects of the Metamophosis Titian ballets. I thought the music for Diana and Acteon was intense and dramatic, the choreography was superb, and the ballet was very well perfomed. It showed the death of Actaeon in the hands of dogs after Diana threw water at him for looking at her. Brilliant. The long scene between Diana and Actaeon was one of the best of the whole year. I hope the Diana and Actaeon ballet will be perfomed many times again in future seasons. An understanding of the Titian paintings and Ovid's Metamorphosis greatly increase the enjoyment of the ballets.

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