Enter the world of The Royal Ballet with Director Kevin O’Hare, Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon OBE and discover how they bring together the exceptional artistry of the Company’s dancers with leading composers, conductors, designers and creative teams.
There is a lot of work that goes into the performances you see on stage. From the choice of story to how it will be interpreted, rehearsals to rewrites, set design, music and how lighting and special effects help create drama and emotion…in these Creative Insights, find out more about how ballet is created.
Both Creative Insights are facilitated by Professor Judith McLean and feature The Royal Ballet’s Director, Kevin O’Hare.
The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer, Wayne McGregor, talks about his original ballet, Woolf Works. Based on three stories by iconic British writer Virginia Woolf, hear Wayne talk about collaborating with composer Max Richter, see him directing dancers in a scene from the show and find out what it’s like to commission a brand new work with The Royal Ballet’s Director, Kevin O’Hare.
The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Associate, Christopher Wheeldon, and Assistant to the Choreographer, Jacquelin Barrett, worked together from concept to stage on The Winter’s Tale. See what it takes to transform one of Shakespeare’s great dramatic plays, into a stunning, lyrical, beautiful ballet.
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