The Vertiginous Thrill Mixed

The Vertiginous Thrill Mixed

  • Booking until: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
The Vertiginous Thrill Mixed description

A stunning contemporary programme from The Royal Ballet presents four contrasting choreographic personalities. American William Forsythe is widely acknowledged as one of the most distinctive and imaginative of modern dance-makers. Making a long-awaited return to the repertory, his ensemble work The Vertiginous thrill of Exactitude is a dazzlingly virtuoso study in classical precision, set to the exuberant finale of Schubert’s Ninth Symphony. Following is the first revival of Strapless – Christopher Wheeldon’s elegantly persuasive telling in dance of the story of John Singer Sargent’s suggestive Portrait of Madame X, a painting that shocked the 19th – century Parisian art world. In contrast, George Balanchine’s pas de deux Tarantella is a wonderfully cheeky showpiece that provides a further opportunity to highlight the Company’s world-class dancers. Closing the evening is a world premiere from Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett – an event always eagerly awaited.

Playing at Royal Opera House

Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD GB ()

Royal Opera House Directions
Performance Times
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - -
Sat 12:30 19:30
Sun - -