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Concerto / The Judas Tree / Elite Syncopations

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Three ballets by Kenneth MacMillan celebrate the choreographer's unique talent and versatility. Read More >

Three ballets by Kenneth MacMillan, Concerto / The Judas Tree / Elite Syncopations, celebrate the choreographer’s unique talent and versatility.

MacMillan’s vision has been vital in shaping The Royal Ballet’s style and repertory, and what better way to appreciate his art than with this rare chance to experience three contrasting works in a single performance.

Abstract, dramatic and humorous, this programme gives a wonderfully varied introduction not just to MacMillan’s work but to the beauty and dramatic power of ballet itself.

Concerto, to Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto, contrasts moments of exuberance and elegiac reflection. The Judas Tree places a single woman among 13 men to enact a harrowing event that is recognizably contemporary but with biblical overtones. Its specially commissioned score will be conducted by Music Director of The Royal Ballet Barry Wordsworth. Elite Syncopations completes the programme with a sparkling evocation of a dance hall that brings ragtime rhythms to the dance and a ragtime band to the stage.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 23/03/2010

Closing Night: 15/04/2010

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Cast & Creative


Concerto: Marianela Nuñez, Sarah Lamb, Valeri Hristov, Rupert Pennefather, Laura Morera, Yuhui Choe, Steven McRae, Brian Maloney, Laura McCulloch, Helen Crawford. Judas: Thiago Soares, Carlos Acosta, Mara Galeazzi, Leanne Benjamin, Johannes Stepanek, Edward Watson. Elite: Sarah Lamb, Marianela Nuñez, Valeri Hristov, Thiago Soares, Laura Morera, Mara Galeazzi, Steven McRae, Ludovic Ondiviela.


Producer - Royal Ballet

Choreographer - Kenneth MacMillan

Conductor - Concerto: Dominic Grier. Judas: Barry Wordsworth.

Music By - Concerto: Shostakovich. Judas: Brian Elias. Elite: Scott Joplin and other ragtime composers

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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