Tickets for New Scarlett/Polyphonia/New McGregor
Two of the world's leading choreographers of today and one fast-rising star come together in a programme of contemporary brilliance with two world premieres. After the extraordinary success of Liam Scarlett's debut work for the main stage last Season, Asphodel Meadows - already revived this Season - comes a new ballet. Scarlett has already won audiences with his unique combination of classical training, musical sensitivity and inventive choreography, so this premiere is definitely one to see. "Romantic with modern twists" is how Christopher Wheeldon has described his modern classic Polyphonia. Last presented by The Royal Ballet in 2006, its dynamic opening and closing ensembles frame a series of beautifully crafted episodes of varying emotion and mood set to Ligeti's intense and virtuoso piano music. The final work is a new piece by Wayne McGregor, Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. Each year he has pushed the boundaries of dance, with the virtuoso technique of the Company as just a starting point for his fascinating and award-winning inventive collaborations. With pop and fashion as the theme, McGregor joins forces with Gareth Pugh, Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and guest artists. It is a fitting end for a programme that draws the classical and contemporary together in an explosion of today's brightest talents.