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 Bossi in a score by Ezio Bosso and lit with rich colors suggested by sunset. Medusa, a new work created by the acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date. Please note, this ballet contains moderate, stylized physical threat and discreet sex references, and is not generally recommended for children under the age of 12. Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses Górecki's familiar music and a large dance ensemble for a poignant and passionate exploration of the refugee crisis, from the plight of millions of displaced people to individual human relationships.
Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers.This program has an approximate runtime of 3 hours, including two intermissions.