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MacMillan Celebrated

The Royal Ballet

Kenneth MacMillan | 2024 | 195 MINS
UK
Performance

Three one-act ballets celebrating Kenneth MacMillan - British ballet dancer and choreographer and ex-artistic director of the Royal Ballet.

FROM 14 Apr

Date and Times

Sun 14 Apr
14:30
Auditorium

In Detail

‘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.

Danses Concertantes
Music - Igor Stravinsky
Designer - Nicholas Georgiadis

Different Drummer
Music - Anton Webern/ Arnold Schoenberg
Set designs - Kenneth Macmillan

Requiem
Music - Gabriel Fauré
Cast - TBC
Conductor - Koen Kessels
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

195m inc 2 intervals

Tickets £19.50