A programme of three modern works created for The Royal Ballet begins with Tombeaux, David Bintley’s tribute to Frederick Ashton and British ballet tradition. This important work was created as Bintley’s last work for the Company before he became Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, and The Royal Ballet revives it in appreciation as he steps down from BRB. Ashton’s own work, Monotones I and II, stands as a luminous distillation of the choreographer’s craft – a serene ballet duo set to haunting music by Erik Satie. As a finale to the programme, Liam Scarlett’s Symphonic Dances to Rachmaninoff’s music presents the shifting moods dictated by its central ballerina against a backdrop of dramatic light and colour.
Generous philanthropic support from
Julia and Hans Rausing and the Friends of Covent Garden.
Tombeaux – Generous philanthropic support from
Sir Lloyd and Lady Dorfman.
Symphonic Dances – Liam Scarlett's role as Artist in Residence is generously supported by
Ricki Gail and Robert Conway.
Young ROH is generously made possible by
The Bunting Family and Sir Simon Robey.
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.