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New Work New Music

The Royal Ballet makes its first appearance in the newly-refurbished Linbury Theatre, performing six world premieres to contemporary music never before used for dance.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of New Work New Music. It was last on stage 6–9 February 2019 as part of the Winter 2018/19 season.

Background

The Royal Ballet makes its first appearance in the newly-refurbished Linbury Theatre, with London Sinfonietta, one of the world’s leading contemporary music ensembles. This co-curated programme comprises a line-up of six world premieres, each set to contemporary music never before used for dance. This is a unique collaboration and an evening of firsts.

Aletta Collins creates an exciting new work set to music by David Sawer, and Alexander Whitley uses music by Mica Levi. Goyo Montero makes his Royal Opera House debut with specially-commissioned music by Owen Belton. Choreographer and Royal Ballet Soloist Calvin Richardson makes his first work for the Linbury Theatre set to music by Anna Meredith and Principal Character Artist Kristen McNally creates a new work to music by Samantha Fernando. This mixed programme of contrasting, contemporary dance is completed by a new work from Brazilian choreographer Juliano Nunes.