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Symphonic Dances

The Royal Ballet
3–13 June 2020
Main Stage

An electric one-act ballet by The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, set to Rachmaninoff’s great final work.

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Background

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 Royal Ballet include the one-act works Asphodel Meadows, Sweet Violets and The Age of Anxiety, and the full-length ballets Frankenstein and Swan Lake – a classical ballet favourite refreshed for a new generation. 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. His breathtaking Symphonic Dances is set to Rachmaninoff’s score of the same name.

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