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Agon/ Sphinx/ Limen, Royal Ballet

Agon/ Sphinx/ Limen, Royal Ballet

What's new with the new McGregor? The music's good, for one thing

Tatsuo Miyajima's 'The Bath House': 'The light always appears with darkness,' says the Japanese computer artistwww.tatsuomiyajima.com

Extraordinary lives dancers lead at Covent Garden - in a single day rushing between studios to rehearse the tortured, introspective Mayerling, the pristine classicism of The Sleeping Beauty, the off-centre acrobatics of Balanchine’s Agon and the static wriggles and hip-snaps of Wayne McGregor. All of these works are currently in Royal Ballet repertory, and you can see Ed Watson, Yuhui Choe, Johan Kobborg and an array of others on stage at the moment in all or any of these. But at what cost to communicating hugely different styles of choreography?

Extraordinary lives dancers lead at Covent Garden - in a single day rushing between studios to rehearse the tortured, introspective Mayerling, the pristine classicism of The Sleeping Beauty, the off-centre acrobatics of Balanchine’s Agon and the static wriggles and hip-snaps of Wayne McGregor. All of these works are currently in Royal Ballet repertory, and you can see Ed Watson, Yuhui Choe, Johan Kobborg and an array of others on stage at the moment in all or any of these. But at what cost to communicating hugely different styles of choreography?

Balanchine's response is ice-cold avant-garde ballet pelted with Broadway jazz and renaissance flourishes - wow factor in almost every step.

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actually if you had bothered to read your programme the lighting design is by Lucy Carter and Set and Video design by Tatsuo Miyajima !!!!!

Lucy, I apologise and have amended the copy.

Thankyou Very Much Ismene .

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