About the Show/Event
Information for The Royal Ballet - Jeux at Royal Opera House, West End (Dance or ballet). The Royal Ballet performs Jeux as part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, a festival bringing together leading British dance companies to celebrate MacMillan's legacy, on the 25th anniversary of his death. The pioneering Russian dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky created Jeux in 1913, to a wonderful commissioned score by Debussy. As with Nijinsky's scandalous ballet The Rite of Spring from the same year, the original choreography for Jeux has been lost ? but in 1980, for Herbert Ross's film Nijinsky, Kenneth MacMillan reconstructed elements of both ballets, drawing on photographs and his own choreographic sensibility to construct a living idea of Nijinsky's original. Clore Studio
Approximate runtime 20minutes (including any interval).