Royal Ballet

Woolf Works

In Cinemas 17, 18, 19 & 22 Mar 2017
Conductor
Koen Kessels
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast
Alessandra Ferri, Sarah Lamb, Natalia Osipova, Steven McRae, Federico Bonelli, Akane Takada, Francesca Hayward, Edward Watson
Music
Max Richter
Choreography
Wayne McGregor
Designs
Ciguë, We Not I & Wayne McGregor
Duration
Approx 2h35 incl. 2 intervals
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 8 Feb 2017
Official Event Listing
  • The most important full-evening work to enter the repertoire of The Royal Ballet, thus far, in the twenty-first century. Very much a ballet of today, it's a fascinating collaborative, creative effort.
    Graham Watts, BACHTRACK

The life and works of Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for multi award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor's extraordinary triptych for The Royal Ballet, a deeply moving meditation of the 20th-century genius.

Described by The Guardian as “exhilarating and ravishingly expressive”, the three-act Olivier Award Winning ballet is inspired by three of Woolf’s novels Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves, and draws on aspects of the novelists own life. This innovative interpretation of the heightened, startling and poignant qualities of Woolf’s perception of herself is captured by the breath-taking soundscape of Max Richter’s haunting score.

Performed by a large ensemble of The Royal Ballet’s most powerful and talented dancers, the role of Virginia Woolf is danced by Alessandra Ferri who returned to The Royal Ballet stage after leaving the Company in 1985 to become a Principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. She will dance alongside Principals Sarah Lamb, Natalia Osipova, Akane Takada, Francesca Hayward, Federico Bonelli, Steven McRae and Edward Watson.

Tour News: The Royal Ballet will perform Woolf Works live at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Brisbane, this 29 Jun-2 Jul 2017. Details here.

Screening at all locations, excl. Riverside. 

Royal Ballet

Based at the Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet, led by Director Kevin O'Hare, is Britain’s largest ballet company.  The Company has a wide-ranging repertory showcasing the great classical ballets, heritage works from Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, as well as new works by the foremost choreographers of today. 

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