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Royal Opera House Guide to Deloitte Ignite 2014


Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Welcome to Deloitte Ignite 2014

Watch: Kim Brandstrup's Leda and the Swan

Kim Brandstrup's film Leda and the Swan, featuring Zenaida Yanowsky, Tommy Franzen and Fiona Shaw


5–28 September | Royal Opera House. Phlegm is an international street artist who creates fine technique and intricately detailed murals which are reminiscent of large-scale engravings

Windows in Progress

4 | 5 | 6 | 8 | 13 | 14 | 20 | 21 | 27 | 28 September from 2pm Covent Garden Piazza | East side. Dancers from dance theatre group Protein animate and choreograph the shop windows around the piazza

Tom Hunter

6 | 7 September from 12 noon Linbury Studio Foyer

Films and Talks

6 September 12noon–5.30pm 7 September 12noon–4.30pm (Last entry 3.15pm)

Sampling the Myth

5 | 6 September at 7pm 7 September at 6pm Linbury Studio Theatre (and relayed live into the Paul Hamlyn Hall)


International yoga instructor Ross Rayburn will lead yoga session in the Paul Hamlyn Hall on Saturday and Sunday

Myth | Leda and the Swan

William Bulter Yeats's poem is one of the key reference works for Deloitte Ignite 14

Myth | Prometheus

Two poems, one written in the 2nd century BC and the other at the end of the 20th century AD, have influenced the creation of the works in Deloitte Ignite 14

Art, discussion, poetry and dance

In addition to the artwork that will be installed around the Royal Opera House during Deloitte Ignite 14, there will be a number of talks, discussions, poetry and dance pieces to enjoy during the opening weekend.

Mat Collishaw

Two stunning works by photographer and video artist Mat Collishaw will be on display on the Grand Staircase

Bill Viola

Video artist Bill Viola presents his work 'Fire Martyr' (2014) in the Crush Room

Sound installation: 'Migration' Chris Watson | Escalators 5-28 September

On the escalators from the Paul Hamlyn Hall to the Amphitheatre Bar you can hear the flight of Bewick and Whooper swans in migration

BalletBoyz: theTALENT

As part of Deloitte Ignite 2014, former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt bring their award-winning troupe to the Linbury Studio Theatre for the first time with an all-new programme.

Choreographing the Myth

Discover the various stages in the choreographic process through open rehearsals and demonstrations 6 | 7 September with Royal Ballet Soloist Kristen McNally and then 9 September with Royal Ballet First Artist Ludovic Ondeiviela