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Ballet to Broadway: Wheeldon Works
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Ballet to Broadway: Wheeldon Works

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FOOL’S PARADISE 

Luminescent and shimmering, Fool’s Paradise marked the first of Wheeldon’s many collaborations with composer Joby Talbot. It was created in 2007 for Wheeldon’s own company, Morphoses, and first performed in 2012 by The Royal Ballet.

THE TWO OF US 

The wistful songs of Joni Mitchell set the scene for the UK premiere of The Two of Us, a duet of deep intimacy and yearning. It was created in 2020 for the Fall for Dance Festival in New York, and had American ballet dancers Sarah Mearns and David Hallberg in its original cast.

US (DUET) 

Us is a tender duet danced by two men. It was created in 2017 for BalletBoyz and is set to Keaten Henson’s music. 

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (BALLET)  

The Royal Ballet celebrates Wheeldon’s extraordinary success in musical theatre by performing the ballet scene from his Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris. Set to Gershwin’s jazzy melodies, the musical is inspired by the 1951 film of the same name starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. The musical went on to win four Tony awards.  The full musical depicts a blossoming romance between the American G.I. Jerry Mulligan and a French ballerina, Lise Dassin. The ballet excerpt was Wheeldon’s take on one of the most memorable scenes from the film – an extended sequence in which the two central characters dance through Paris.  
 
The Royal Ballet 
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon 
Music: Joby Talbot | Joni Mitchell | Keaton Henson | George Gershwin 
 
Cast: To be confirmed 
 
Running time: 180 minutes 
 
Doors open: 6.30pm.  Transmission begins: 7.15pm 

Dates/Times

19:15-22:15 22 May 25

Venue

Motcombe Memorial Hall
Shaftesbury
SP7 9PE

Tickets

Adult: £1.01
Child: £10.00

Contact details

If you have a question about this event, please contact:

David Scully
07967 326992
event.streaming@motcombehall.com
Last updated 20:36:18, 14/06/2024
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