Pam Tanowitz returns to The Royal Ballet with her second world premiere of the Season and first revival of the critically acclaimed Everyone Keeps Me
Linbury Theatre, the Royal Opera House, 4 – 16 February
Critically acclaimed choreographer Pam Tanowitz presents her second world premiere for The Royal Ballet this Season as part of a special programme in the Linbury Theatre. Hot on the heels of her November mainstage debut Dispatch Duet, Tanowitz’s latest offering for the Company will be presented alongside the first revival of her acclaimed ballet Everyone Keeps Me and a film screening of Dispatch Duet.
Tanowitz’s new work, Secret Things, is a ballet for eight dancers set to Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne’s Breathing Statues. This much anticipated new work will be performed together with the first revival of Everyone Keeps Me which enthralled audiences in 2019. Created for The Royal Ballet as part of the Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebrations, Everyone Keeps Me is full of fleet movement and fluid changes of rhythm and mood. Set to Ted Hearne’s intense string quartet the critically acclaimed piece features nine dancers bathed in Clifton Taylor’s stunning pools of light.
Dispatch Duet received its premiere in November as part of A Diamond Celebration that marked the 60th anniversary of the Friends of Covent Garden. This punchy pas de deux, set to a score by Ted Hearne, featured Royal Ballet Principals Anna Rose O’Sullivan and William Bracewell. For the Linbury programme, Dispatch Duet takes new life in a screening of a bespoke film directed by Anthoula Syndica-Drummond, giving audiences another chance to see the wit and invention of Tanowitz’s singular style.
Supported by Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels