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ROH Encore: Macmillan Celebrated

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General sale February 18th 2024


Running time 195 minutes (including two intervals)


Choreography Kenneth Macmillan 

Danses Concertantes
MusicIgor Stravinsky
Designer Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting Designer John B. Read 

Cast TBC

Different Drummer
MusicAnton Webern/ Arnold Schoenberg
Set designs Kenneth Macmillan
Costume designs Yolanda Sonnabend in association with Peter Farley
Lighting design John B. Read

Cast TBC

MusicGabriel Fauré 
Designs Yolanda Sonnabend in association with Peter Farley 
Lighting design John B. Read

Cast TBC

Conductor Koen Kessels

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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.

Sun 14th Apr 2024
Cidermill Theatre
195 mins
£13 - £22

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