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The Royal Ballet Celebrates Kenneth MacMillan - Concerto and Elite Syncopations


The first of a two-part programme celebrating the genius of choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in the year in which he would have turned 80. The three contrasting works featured in these programmes are danced by the Royal Ballet and they showcase the beauty and dramatic power of MacMillan's choreography. Concerto is an early work danced to the music of Shostakovich and is followed by Elite Syncopations, in which brightly-coloured dancers burst into life to the music of ragtime. The programme also features interviews with the lead dancers in rehearsal including Carlos Acosta, Sarah Lamb and Ed Watson, as well as the director of the Royal Ballet, Monica Mason.

Credits

  • Presenter Katie Derham
  • Participant Carlos Acosta
  • Director Ross MacGibbon
  • Producer Paul Wu
  • Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan