News: Royal Ballet announce 2015/16 season

Wednesday 22 April 2015 by Carmel Smith

Sarah Lamb in the Royal Ballet's 'Raven Girl, 2013. Photo: Johan Persson, courtesy ROH.

The Royal Ballet’s 2015/16 season which starts in September will include a new version of Carmen from Carlos Acosta in which he will dance the lead roles of Don Jose and Escamillo at some performances; a new full length narrative ballet by Liam Scarlett based on Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein and new one act ballets from Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon.

Alongside the new commissions, there will be revivals of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet (in its 50th anniversary year), Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons (back in the repertory after 30 years); revivals of more recent works, including McGregor’s Raven Girl and Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale.

Six ballet programmes will feature in the Royal Opera Live Cinema Season.

Royal Ballet Director Kevin O’Hare introduces a series of choreographic opportunities to nurture talent within the company – and 18 year old Charlotte Edmonds will be the first choreographer to participated in the new Royal Ballet Choreographer Programme, mentored by O’Hare and Wayne McGregor.

Judith Mackrell looks at the season announcement in depth: Guardian, 15 April 2015

www.roh.org.uk

Photo: Sarah Lamb in the Royal Ballet’s ‘Raven Girl, 2013 – featuring in the 2015/16 programme. By Johan Persson, courtesy ROH.

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