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Symphonic Dances

The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence creates a new one-act ballet for the Company, to Rachmaninoff’s great final work.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Symphonic Dances. It was last on stage 18–31 May 2017.


Liam Scarlett is one of the most exciting ballet choreographers of his generation. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and danced with The Royal Ballet, before turning to choreography full-time in 2012. Acclaimed as ‘ballet’s fast-rising star’ (Evening Standard), he now creates works for leading companies around the world.

Scarlett’s creations for the Company include the one-act works Asphodel Meadows, Sweet Violets and The Age of Anxiety, and the full-length ballet Frankenstein. He has choreographed internationally for companies including English National Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet and K-Ballet. In this world premiere he creates a new abstract ballet for the Company to Rachmaninoff’s great final work, the Symphonic Dances.

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