Award-winning British contemporary choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and up-and-coming classical ballet choreographer Liam Scarlett have each been commissioned to create new work to reflect the moving and powerful impact of the First World War on those setting off to fight and those left behind.
Khan’s work explores the empowerment of women in the war whilst Maliphant’s will convey the sacrifice of the men. Scarlett’s work explores the relationship between men and the women they leave behind – the loss and longing. The programme is completed by George Williamson’s re-worked Firebird set to the commanding Stravinsky score.
This is the first time that Khan and Maliphant have collaborated with a classical ballet company in creating work that fuses the classical ballet traditions with modern contemporary dance.
The programme promises to be a landmark event in British Ballet appealing to contemporary dance audiences as well as ballet devotees.
2 hours 50 mins/including two intervals
12 & 13 Apr
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