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Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London
Approx. 90 minutes No interval
A feast of dance and music for a glorious summer night

Our dancers and musicians fill Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall with repertoire highlights that will leave you buzzing long after the sunset.

Expect dancing fireworks from classics like Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and Le Corsaire; a passionate duet from Broken Wings (Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s ballet inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo); and joyous steps from Coppélia. There is also reflection and tenderness in extracts from Akram Khan’s Dust, Stina Quagebeur’s Hollow and Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes, set to Rachmaninoff’s beautiful music.

The programme hits fever pitch with William Forsythe’s Playlist (Track 1, 2). This dazzlingly athletic and high energy work set to neo-soul and house music will make you want to join in.

A bumper pack of recent commissions and classical fireworks.
★★★★ Financial Times

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Main image: Erik Woolhouse in Playlist (Track 1, 2) by William Forsythe © Laurent Liotardo


The performance will include excerpts from:

Ronald Hynd’s Coppélia

Dust by Akram Khan

Three Preludes by Ben Stevenson

Anna-Marie Holmes’ Le Corsaire, after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev

Kenneth MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty

Broken Wings by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Hollow by Stina Quagebeur

Derek Deane’s Swan Lake

Playlist (Track 1, 2) by William Forsythe (full performance)


“A bumper pack of recent commissions and classical fireworks”

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