April 19, 2020 - 1:00 pm
This program of two ballet works, live from Covent Garden, features a compelling new work and a Jerome Robbins classic, all performed by the world-class dancers of the Royal Ballet.
Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballet, 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.
Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the program. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.