New Wayne McGregory / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon

New Wayne McGregory / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon Tickets

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from the Company’s three associate choreographers, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein’s scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein’s music.

The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist’s first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are both inspired by W.H. Auden’s masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

New Wayne McGregory / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon running time: 
3 hours (2 intervals)
New Wayne McGregory / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon Performance Dates & Times
Available from: 
Thursday, 15 March, 2018
Booking to: 
Monday, 9 April, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday--
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday-7.30pm
Sunday--

Royal Opera House

Address:
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

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