Wheeldon: Within The Golden Hour - Cherkaoui: Medu
Label: OPUS ARTE
Catalog: OA 1300D
Format: DVD VIDEO
THE ROYAL BALLET ORCHESTRA OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE GRIFFITHS LO
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Ezio Bosso and lit with the rich colours suggested by sunset. In Flight Pattern, Crystal Pite combines Górecki's haunting “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” with a large dance ensemble to create a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, Medusa is new work inspired by the Greek myth, created for The Royal Ballet by the acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, which juxtaposes Purcell arias with an electronic score by Olga Wojciechowska.