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

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Show notes

Running time: 3 hours (2 intervals)

Booking from: 15 Mar 2018

Booking until: 09 Apr 2018

The Show
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.


Theatre details

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House
Bow Street
London
WC2E 9DD

Directions:
( 7 minutes from Leicester square Tube Station) Head east on Cranbourn Street and continue for 390 feet ( towards Charing Cross Road). Cranbourn Street turns slightly right and becomes Garrick Street continue along this road for 207 feet. Turn left onto Floral Street and continue for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Bow Street and continue for 171 feet, the theatre will be on your right hand side.

Tube:
Covent Garden station is 1 minute walk (135 metres)

Performances

MatineeEvening
Monday7.30pm
Tuesday7.30pm
Thursday7.30pm
Friday7.30pm
Saturday7.30pm
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New Wayne McGregory / The Age of Anxiety / New Christopher Wheeldon

Royal Opera House
Bow Street
London
WC2E 9DD

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