Antony Tudor's The Leaves are Fading
opens this programme with a new ballet by Christopher Wheeldon providing the central focus for this programme. Wheeldon has been an integral part of The Royal Ballet's commitment to new choreography. His last new work for The Royal Ballet formed part of the New Works programme in the Linbury Studio Theatre in 2000. He has also created several ballets in America where he has danced with New York City Ballet since 1993, and has recently been given the title of Resident Choreographer. Frederick Ashton's A Month in the Country
is a shimmering distillation of Turgenev's deeply poignant Russian comedy of long summer afternoons, when a young tutor falls headlong for an older woman trapped in a loveless marriage. Danced to a score by Chopin this initially restrained yet increasingly eloquent ballet offers great opportunities for dramatic dancers.Performers Cojocaru (The Leaves are Fading May 18/24/25), Kobborg (The Leaves are Fading May 18/24/25), TBA (The Leaves are Fading May 20/25 Mat), TBA (New Ballet May 18/20/24/25Mat/25), Guillem (May 18/20/24/25Eve), Cope (May 18/20/24/25Eve), Valtat (May 25Mat), Putrov (May 25Mat).
Company Royal Ballet. Choreographer Antony Tudor (The Leaves are Fading). Music Dvorak (The Leaves are Fading). Other Airi Hynninnen (staging - The Leaves are Fading). Design Ming Cho Lee (The Leaves are Fading). Costume Patricia Zippordt (The Leaves are Fading). Lighting Jennifer Tipton (The Leaves are Fading). Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (New Ballet). Music James MacMillan (New Ballet). Design Jean-Marc Puissant (New Ballet). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (A Month in the Country). Music Chopin (A Month in the Country). Music John Lanchbery (arranged - A Month in the Country). Design Julia Trevelyan Oman (A Month in the Country). Lighting William Bundy (A Month in the Country).