Artists of the Royal Ballet in Solo Echo, The Royal  Ballet ©2021 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

New Kyle Abraham / Solo Echo / DGV: Danse à grande vitesse

24 March7 April 2022
Main Stage
Ballet and dance
These works are performed together:
  • New Kyle Abraham
  • Solo Echo
  • DGV: Danse à grande vitesse

Three of the world’s most exciting contemporary choreographers come together in an extraordinary showcase of dance today that includes the world premiere of a new work by Kyle Abraham, an innovative new voice in ballet. Love, loss and acceptance are at the heart of Crystal Pite’s moving and poetic Solo Echo, inspired by Mark Strand’s poem 'Lines for Winter', and set to Brahms’s sonatas for cello and piano. Royal Ballet Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon’s energetic DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, created for The Royal Ballet in 2006, is a mesmerising blend of movement and metaphor set to a compelling score by Michael Nyman.

Season Principal

Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet

Generous philanthropic support from

Julia and Hans Rausing, Sir Lloyd and Lady Dorfman and the Friends of Covent Garden

DGV: Danse à grande vitesse

Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon generously supported by

Kenneth and Susan Green



Cast may vary depending on date. Go to dates and prices to view casting.


New Kyle Abraham

ChoreographyKyle Abraham

Solo Echo

ChoreographyCrystal Pite

MusicJohannes Brahms

Scenic designJay Gower Taylor

Costume designCrystal Pite and Joke Visser

Lighting designTom Visser

DGV: Danse à grande vitesse

ChoreographyChristopher Wheeldon

MusicMichael Nyman

DesignerJean-Marc Puissant

Lighting designerJennifer Tipton


There is lift access and step-free seating to most levels of the Main Stage auditorium, except the Orchestra Stalls, which are reached by a minimum of nine steps. There are more than 100 seats in the Stalls Circle, Balcony and Amphitheatre which are accessible without the need to negotiate steps. In addition, many seats in these areas and in the Donald Gordon Grand Tier and Orchestra Stalls are accessible by 10 steps or fewer. Find out more about accessing the Main Stage Auditorium.

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