London International Mime Festival

9 JANUARY - 1 FEBRUARY 2014 | LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE
 
 
 
 
The annual festival returns to the Linbury Studio Theatre with innovative and spectacular performances.
 
Introduction
 
The annual London International Mime Festival presents another programme of innovative, spectacular, intense and unusual performance – cutting-edge and essentially wordless.
 
Background
 
Following critically acclaimed performances in 2013 from Russia’s DEREVO, Belgium’s les ballets C de la B and Britain’s Gandini Juggling with its Pina Bausch-inspired spectacular Smashed, the London International Mime Festival returns to Covent Garden. The opportunity to see some of today’s most extraordinary physical performers makes LIMF an exciting way to start the year.
The programme includes the UK premiere of A Bas Bruit by Compagnie MPTA, in which video, dance and circus come together on an epic journey filled with unpredictable encounters. Gecko Theatre Company will present Missing, a world of warped imagery and beautiful music, stunning design and unusual choreography.

 

 


 

 

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Le nozze di Figaro

THE ROYAL OPERA 16 SEPTEMBER 2013 - 15 MAY 2014 | MAIN STAGE
 

Revolution is in the air in David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s glorious comedy.
Introduction
Figaro and Susanna are looking forward to their wedding day, but first they must outwit Figaro’s master Count Almaviva, who seems to have designs on Susanna.
Background
Le nozze di Figaro had its premiere in 1786 at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Lorenzo Da Ponte – with whom Mozart later collaborated on Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte – created the libretto. It was based on Pierre Beaumarchais’ controversial play Le Mariage de Figaro, which was banned in Vienna due to its seditious content.
David McVicar’s acclaimed production sets the action in a French chateau in 1830 on the eve of revolution, amplifying the opera’s undercurrents of class tension. The entire household is drawn into the notoriously complex plot, which covers all shades of human emotion: spirited playfulness, such as when Figaro sends Cherubino off to war in ‘Non so più cosa son’, is combined with heartfelt despair, such as the Countess’s grief at her husband’s infidelity. But affection and fidelity prevail in this most warm-hearted of operas: the Count’s plea for forgiveness in the final act, ‘Condessa, perdono’, is one of the most moving arias in opera.

The Nutcracker

THE ROYAL BALLET 20 DECEMBER 2013 - 16 JANUARY 2014 | MAIN STAGE
 
 

 

A young girl's enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's glittering score.
 
Introduction
 
Clara, a young girl, creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to retrieve her favourite present. But a mysterious magician, Drosselmeyer, is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure.
 
Background
 
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker score was commissioned by the director of the Russian Imperial Theatres, following the resounding success of Sleeping Beauty in 1890. Marius Petipa created the scenario – based on a fairytale by E. T. A. Hoffman – and Lev Ivanov provided the choreography. The Nutcracker was first performed in 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. It initially had a poor reception, but its combination of enchanting choreography and an unforgettable score have since made it one of the best-loved of all ballets.
 
In Peter Wright's classic production, the stage sparkles with theatrical magic – a Christmas tree grows before our eyes, toy soldiers come to life to fight the villainous Mouse King and Clara is whisked to the Land of Sweets on a golden sleigh. Tchaikovsky's score contains some of the best-known melodies in ballet, from the flurrying sounds of the Waltz of the Snowflakes to the dream-like Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the vigorous Russian Dance. Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs draw upon 19th-century images of Christmas, making this a classic production for the festive season.
 

   

 
                            


 
Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells in Petipa's classic ballet
 
Marius Petipa's classic 19th-century choreography is combined with newly created sections by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. The ballet contains many memorable moments, from the iconic Rose Adagio, when Aurora meets her four royal suitors, to the vigorous hunting dances and the famous waltz for Aurora and her Prince. Throughout, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's score conveys passion and intensity.
 
 

 

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