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The Human Seasons / After the Rain / New Crystal Pite

16 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The first revival of David Dawson’s first work for The Royal Ballet, inspired by the poetry of Keats.

David Dawson created The Human Seasons, his first work for The Royal Ballet, in 2013. Dawson trained at The Royal Ballet School before going on to dance with companies including Birmingham Royal Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. His 2000 ballet A Million Kisses to my Skin launched Dawson’s choreographic career, which has seen him take positions as resident choreographer with Dutch National Ballet, Semperoper Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. His many highly acclaimed works include Reverence for the Mariinsky Ballet, winner of the Golden Mask Award, and The Grey Area for Dutch National Ballet, which won Dawson the Prix Benois de la danse.

The Human Seasons takes its title from the poem of that name by John Keats. As Dawson explains, Keats ‘wrote this very simple poem about the ages of man, and the ballet represents the same cycle – from the young of spring all the way through to the death/rebirth of winter, and the continuation of this cycle’. The ballet isn’t a direct translation of the poem; instead, ‘As we travel through the piece we journey through different structures that reveal themselves to us – representative of certain human characteristics – and at the end you arrive full circle’. Dawson worked with regular collaborators English composer Greg Haines, who created his first acoustic score for the ballet, and German artist and set designer Eno Henze.

Details

Date:
16 March, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Website:
http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-human-seasons-by-david-dawson

Venue

Royal Opera House
Bow Street, Covent Garden
London, WC2E 9DD United Kingdom
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