Asphodel Meadows / Enigma Variations / Gloria

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The dancer’s power to convey character and emotion comes to the fore in this mixed bill of Asphodel Meadows / Enigma Variations / Gloria. Read More >

The dancer’s power to convey character and emotion comes to the fore in this mixed bill of Asphodel Meadows / Enigma Variations / Gloria.

Dancer and choreographic talent to watch, Liam Scarlett created his award-winning Asphodel Meadows in 2010. Abstract and emotionally charged, its three central couples suggest a journey through the moods and nuances of love as Scarlett’s contemporary use of classical style is matched to Poulenc’s effervescent Double Piano Concerto.

Enigma Variations is Frederick Ashton’s dramatic interpretation of Elgar’s magisterial character studies in music. With designs evoking Elgar’s Edwardian times, the ballet is evocative of the individuals he based his music.

Kenneth MacMillan’s Gloria is a poignant evocation of the horrors of war. Using the music of Poulenc, it matches a message of humanity to imagery of great beauty.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 19/11/2011

Closing Night: 30/11/2011

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Sarah Lamb, Marianela Nuñez, Leanne Cope, Yuhui Choe, Tamara Rojo, Johannes Stepanek, Laura Morera, José Martín, Rupert Pennefather, Steven McRae, Bennet Gartside, Ricardo Cervera, Leanne Benjamin, Edward Watson, Nehemiah Kish, Carlos Acosta, Thiago Soares

Creative

Producer - Royal Ballet

Designer - Asphodel: John Macfarlane. Enigma: Julia Trevelyan Oman. Gloria: Andy Klunder.

Choreographer - Asphodel: Liam Scarlett. Enigma: Frederick Ashton. Gloria: Kenneth Macmillan.

Lighting Designer - Asphodel: Jennifer Tipton. Enigma: William Bundy. Gloria: John B Read.

Music By - Asphodel & Gloria: Poulenc. Enigma: Elgar.

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