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The Royal Ballet: MacMillan Celebrated

14 Apr 2024

Tickets: £16

Description

Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography.

It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Büchner’s play about a soldier’s descent into madness.

The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMillan’s friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.

Running time 195 minutes (including two intervals)

Danses Concertantes
Choreography – Kenneth Macmillan

Music by Igor Stravinsky

DesignerNicholas Georgiadis

Lighting DesignerJohn B. Read

Cast TBC

Different Drummer
Music by Anton Webern/ Arnold Schoenberg

Set designsKenneth Macmillan

Costume designsYolanda Sonnabend in association with Peter Farley

Lighting designJohn B. Read

Cast TBC

Requiem
Music by Gabriel Fauré

DesignsYolanda Sonnabend in association with Peter Farley

Lighting designJohn B. Read

Cast TBC

Conductor Koen Kessels
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

For behind the scenes pre-show information visit:https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/macmillan-celebrated-in-cinemas-details#background