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Street Stories

Thirty young East Londoners perform new interpretations of Faust, created by emerging artists: choreographer Hannah Anderson-Ricketts, composer Alex Groves and designer Kelli Des Jarlais.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Street Stories. It was last on stage 3 May 2014.


Since 2005, Street Stories – a partnership between the Royal Opera House and East London Dance – has brought together professional choreographers and composers with young people from East London, to create high-quality new works.


Inspired by the revival of Gounod's Faust on the Royal Opera House's main stage, Street Stories: Dance Collaborations 2014 sees choreographer Hannah Anderson-Ricketts, composer Alex Groves and designer Kelli Des Jarlais collaborate with 30 young East Londoners to create a brand new work.

They explore the Faustian qualities of temptation, corruption and manipulation inherent in all of us. Reflecting on the soulless elements of modern life, Street Stories: Dance Collaborations 2014 investigates how we treat each other, and our ability to influence and exploit others for our own personal desire. Only by recognizing the darkness within us – the pieces suggest – can we break the cycle and rediscover our creativity.

Street Stories Artistic Director Kerry Nicholls has provided mentoring and support for the project, bringing her 20-year experience in teaching, choreographing, mentoring and performing with dance companies and institutions around the world.

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