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Royal Opera House

Woolf Works

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Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor presents a new full-length work based on the life and writings of Virginia Woolf at the Royal Opera House. Read More >

Based on the life and writings of Virginia Woolf, Woolf Works is Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor’s first full-length work for the Royal Ballet.

Modernist icon Virginia Woolf defied the false order of narrative conventions to depict a heightened, startling and poignant reality. Woolf Works re-creates the synesthetic collision of form and substance in her writings.

Multi award-winning choreographer McGregor has long been at the cutting edge of choreography and has received widespread acclaim for collaborative works that extend far beyond the familiar boundaries of ballet.

For this new production he enmeshes themes from Virginia Woolf’s landmark novels, including Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves, with elements of her letters, essays and diaries, expressing the heart of an artistic life driven to discover a freer, uniquely modern realism.

It brings to life Woolf’s world of ‘granite and rainbow’ where human beings are at once both physical body and uncontained essence.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 11/05/2015

Closing Night: 26/05/2015

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Cast & Creative


Director - Wayne McGregor

Producer - The Royal Ballet

Designer - Wayne McGregor

Choreographer - Wayne McGregor

Lighting Designer - Lucy Carter

Music By - Max Richter

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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