The McCarthy •
Approx. 2hrs 30mins including an interval •
Dances at a Gathering will be performed alongside the world premiere of Cathy Marston’s The Cellist
Choreography: Cathy Marston
Music: Philip Feeney
Scenario: Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp
Set designer: Hildegard Bechtler
Costume designer: Bregje van Balen
Lighting designer: Jon Clark
Conductor: Andrea Molino
DANCES AT A GATHERING
Choreography: Jerome Robbins
Music: Fryderyk Chopin
Costume Designer: Joe Eula
THE CELLIST 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.
DANCES AT A GATHERING 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.