Concerto/ Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III (The Royal Ballet) - An Arts
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From The Royal Ballets classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company.Petipas Raymonda Act IIIis Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashtons Enigma Variationsis quintessentially British in every way -from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashtons signaturestyle, the essence of British ballet.Concerto, MacMillans fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Balletsheritage.
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