World-renowned ballerina and former Royal Ballet Principal Alessandra Ferri returns to the Linbury Theatre following TRIO Concertdance and Chéri, as well as recent guest appearances with The Royal Ballet in Woolf Works and Marguerite and Armand on the Main Stage. Alessandra is partnered by Carsten Jung, former principal dancer of Hamburg Ballet.
Maurice Béjart’s L’Heure exquise (The Exquisite Hour) was inspired by Samuel Beckett’s play Oh! les beaux jours (Happy Days). Béjart created this piece for Carla Fracci and Micha Van Hoecke in 1998, after a solo piece made on Mathilde Souverbie. From its breath-taking opening, with the dancer submerged to the waist in a mountain of over 2,000 pointe shoes, to the stunning variations that capture her past in fragments, this is an unmissable opportunity to celebrate the 40th anniversary milestone of Alessandra Ferri’s association with The Royal Ballet and her remarkable artistic journey.
Special thanks to
Lady Angela Bernstein CBE
Generous philanthropic support from
Tina Taylor and The Linbury Trust
Official pointe shoe sponsor
Freed of London
A co-production with:
AF Dance, Ravenna Festival and The Royal Ballet
Inspiré du texte de Samuel Beckett
« Oh! Les beaux Jours »
Performed by courtesy of
Foundation Maurice Béjart
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