Kenneth MacMillan at the Royal Opera House, Paperback Book

Kenneth MacMillan at the Royal Opera House Paperback

Edited by Cristina Franchi

Description

This book follows Kenneth MacMillan's extraordinary journey in pictures: from the Sadler's Wells Ballet School to the Junior Ballet; becoming a Principal; the move to choreography with Danses concertantes; ground-breaking psychological dance dramas like "The Burrow" and "The Invitation"; the great three-act ballets, "Romeo and Juliet", "Manon" and "Mayerling", which put real people in all their complexity on the stage.

These works are shown in rehearsal as well as in performance with dancers including Lynn Seymour - MacMillan's first muse - Christopher Gable, Antoinette Sibley, Anthony Dowell, David Wall, Darcey Bussell, Irek Mukhamedov, Sylvie Guillem, Jonathan Cope, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg.The book illustrates more than 40 works for the two Royal Ballet Companies in a career which saw MacMillan as, in turn, Resident Choreographer, Director and finally - and uniquely - Principal Choreographer before his untimely death in 1992.

His ballets are an essential part of what defines The Royal Ballet at the beginning of the 21st century.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9781840026238

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