PREVIEW: Light of Passage, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

The world premiere of Light of Passage will take place from the 18th October.

(c)Johan Perrson

Choreographer Crystal Pite returns to the Royal Opera House for the World Premiere of Light of Passage, which has been transformed from her critically acclaimed ballet Flight Pattern into a full production as a response to the refugee crisis.

Created in 2017, the Olivier-Award-winning work Flight Pattern was Crystal Pite’s first for the Royal Ballet. it is set to Górecki’s ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’ which will be conducted by Zoi Tsokanou and performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. This production will feature set design by Jay Gower Taylor, costume design by Nancy Bryant and lighting design by Tom Visser.

Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet. Her choreographic debut was in 1990, at Ballet British Columbia. Since then, she has created more than fifty works for companies such as The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater I, Cullberg Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Resident Choreographer, 2001–04), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Ballet British Columbia. In 2002, she created her own company Kidd Pivot in Vancouver, which  tours nationally and internationally, performing critically acclaimed works such as BetroffenheitThe Tempest ReplicaDark MattersLost Action and The You Show.

Light of Passage will be performed at the Royal Opera House from the 18th October until the 3rd November.

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