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Royal Opera House Live: The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering (12A)

The Royal Ballet presents the world premiere of Cathy Marston’s first work for the Company, alongside a revival of Jerome Robbins’s timeless classic of pure dance.

Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.