The Royal Ballet Celebrates Kenneth MacMillan - The Judas Tree
The second of a two-part programme celebrating the genius of choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in the year in which he would have turned 80.
The Royal Ballet perform the Judas Tree, the Laurence Olivier Award-winning ballet which was MacMillan's last work before his untimely death of a heart attack at the age of 62. Set on a building site in Canary Wharf it is a highly charged ballet of brutal betrayal and tense sexual violence.
The programme also features interviews with the lead dancers in rehearsal including Carlos Acosta, Leanne Benjamin and Ed Watson, as well as the director of the Royal Ballet, Monica Mason.