News: Artist Mark Wallinger – on ballet

Wednesday 25 June 2014 by Carmel Smith

Mark Wallinger has collaborated with choreographers – Wayne McGregor on Undance and Alastair Marriott and Christopher Wheeldon on Trespass for the Royal Ballet. His interest in dance started early:

I first saw Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev dance when I was about seven. I remember watching them at the Royal Ballet in Swan Lake, Giselle*, and Romeo and Juliet. It was thrilling and intense – the red plush seats and opera glasses, the lush sets, looking down on it all from the amphitheatre. Tchaikovsky’s music for Swan Lake was overwhelming.
Read more in the Guardian, 25 June 2014

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