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Bernstein Centenary : Yugen/Corybantic Games/The Age of Anxiety
Tuesday 27th March 7.15pm (doors 6.45pm) Tickets £15 in advance from Sound Knowledge and The White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough. (A handling charge may apply.) £17.50 on door. Licensed bar. Read more..
The Royal Ballet celebrates The Centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with an all-Bernstein programme from choreographers Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.
The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist's first foray into Bernstein. These are 'Yugen' and 'Corybantic Games'. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett's The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein's soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are inspired by W.H. Auden's masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.
- Show start date and time: Tuesday 27th March 7.15pm (doors 6.45pm)
- Certificate: 12A
- Genre: Ballet
- Run time: 3 hrs. (inc. two intervals)
- Content provided by: Royal Ballet
- Provided in partnership with: More2Screen
- Venue: Marlborough Town Hall