News: Christopher Wheeldon on track

Monday 13 November 2006

His new work for the Royal Ballet uses music by Michael Nyman written for the inauguration of the TGV (high speed train) in France. DGV was made at high speed. It took just three weeks.

Aged 33, Wheeldon has had a meteoric rise as a choreographer – mostly with New York City Ballet – and other American companies. But he hasn’t forgotten what it’s like to be a dancer:

“Dancers are very special people, very delicate and focused, they kill themselves every day for what they do… People buy tickets to the Opera House, they eat their smoked salmon sandwiches and see the pretty show, but they don’t think about this grimy, almost heartless world that dancers exist in.” Read more in the Telegraph, 11 Nov

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