Polyphonia / Sweet Violets / Carbon Life: A Photo Gallery

Our lovely new collaborator Alice Pennefather was at the general rehearsal of the Royal Ballet’s new triple bill. Dark and moody, the program combines a revival of Christopher Wheeldon’s neoclassical landmark Polyphonia, with two new pieces: Liam Scarlett’s murder mystery ballet, Sweet Violets, and Wayne McGregor‘s all singing, all dancing Carbon Life.

(Click on thumbnails to enlarge & see as slideshow)

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All Photos: © Alice Pennefather, courtesy of ROH

About Alice Pennefather:

With a twin brother flying high as a star of the Royal Ballet, Alice’s creative talents lie in image making. After studying photography at Falmouth College of Arts, she spent 6 years travelling and working abroad, focusing on scuba diving and filming underwater. She has recently returned to London and rediscovered her love of everything Ballet. Alice now works as a freelance photographer, and is a regular at the Royal Ballet General Rehearsals – photographing for us here at The Ballet Bag.

You can see more of Alice’s work at Alice Pennefather – Dance Photography.


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  • June 5, 2012


    great pics – we saw this triple bill and loved it, these are a good souvenir..

  • April 16, 2012


    Beautiful photos

  • April 10, 2012


    stunning pics

  • April 10, 2012


    Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful photos !

  • April 10, 2012


    lovely set of photos – thanks for letting us see them

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