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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