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Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern DVD (The Royal Ballet)


  • 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.

    Golden Hour:Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Francesca Hayward, Sarah Lamb, Vadim Muntagirov, Valentino Zucchetti, Alexander Campbell

    Natalia Osipova
    Olivia Cowley
    Matthew Ball
    Ryoichi Hirano

    Flight Pattern:
    Kristen McNally, Marcelino Sambé

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Conductors:  Jonathan Lo (Golden Hour, Flight Pattern)
    Andrew Griffiths (Medusa)
    Choreographers: Christopher Wheeldon (Golden Hour)
    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Medusa)
    Crystal Pite (Flight Pattern)
    Composers: Ezio Bosso & Antonio Vivaldi (Golden Hour)
    Henry Purcell & Olga Wojciechowska (Medusa)
    Henryk Górecki (Flight Pattern)
    Costumes: Jasper Conran (Golden Hour)
    Olivia Pomp (Medusa)
    Nancy Bryant (Flight Pattern)
    Sopranos: Ailish Tynan (Medusa)
    Francesca Chiejina (Flight Pattern)
    Counter-Tenor: Tim Mead (Medusa)

  • Sound: LPCM 2.0 + DTS Digital Surround 5.1
    Format: NTSC
    Region code: 0 (worldwide)
    Duration: 121 mins