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Bernstein Celebration Blu-ray (The Royal Ballet)

  • The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with this all-Bernstein collection. The Company’s three associate choreographers respond to the varied styles of Bernstein’s music in ballets that are lyrical, beautiful, exuberant and moving. Wayne McGregor's Yugen is set to Chichester Psalms. In The Age of Anxiety Liam Scarlett responds to Bernstein’s eclectic second symphony, itself a response to W.H. Auden's poem. Corybantic Games by Christopher Wheeldon responds to the Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’).

    Also available on DVD

    Yugen
    Dancers: Federico Bonelli, William Bracewell, Harry Churches, Melissa Hamilton, Francesca Hayward, Chisato Katsura, Paul Kay, Sarah Lamb, Calvin Richardson, Joseph Sissens, Akane Takada

    The Age of Anxiety
    Rosetta: Sarah Lamb
    Emble: Alexander Campbell
    Quant: Bennet Gartside
    Malin: Tristan Dyer
    Bartender: Kevin Emerton
    Soldier: David Yudes
    Girlfriend: Leticia Stock

    Corybantic Games
    Dancers: Matthew Ball, William Bracewell, Lauren Cuthbertson, Tierney Heap, Ryoichi Hirano, Mayara Magri, Yasmine Naghdi, Marcelino Sambé, Beatriz Stix-Brunell

    Royal Opera Chorus
    Orchestra of The Royal Opera House
    Conductor: Koen Kessels (Yugen; Corybantic Games)
    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth (The Age of Anxiety)
    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Plus: An introduction to each work from the choreographer

    Picture: 16:9
    Region code: All Regions
    Format: Blu-ray
    Sound: LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio
    Duration: 105+14 mins
    Year: 2018



  • "…one of the most beautifully achieved dances of his career."
     The Guardian - Yugen

    "...moments that catch at the heart
    " The Arts Desk - The Age of Anxiety

    "...a cascade of showstopping, kaleidoscopic configuration." The Guardian - Corybantic Games

    Awards

    Design of the Year Awards 2018: Winner - The Design Museum's Fashion Category (Corybantic Games)

    Walpole Creative Collaboration Award 2018: Winner - for work between The Royal Ballet and designer, Erdem (Corybantic Games)