Spring at the Royal Ballet: a Photo Gallery

Lauren Cuthbertson, Ryo Hirano and Artists of The Royal Ballet in Corybantic Games

This year’s ROH spring season featured some sleek mixed bills. The first one celebrated the centenary of composer Leonard Bernstein with Christopher Wheeldon’s new Corybantic Games (set to Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, a stunning score that was also used by Ratmansky in his eponymous ballet) and Wayne McGregor’s Yugen (set to Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms) alongside the revival of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, his homage to a Bernstein piece of the same name.

There is still a chance for audiences to catch the second programme (on until 11 May 2018). Also featuring works by Royal Ballet resident choreographers, this bill brings the revival of McGregor’s Obsidian Tear (one of our favourite contemporary ballets), Ashton’s chic Marguerite and Armand, plus MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations. Except for the latter, which had its own dedicated gallery earlier in the season, these short ballets have been captured by Alice Pennefather below:

All photos: © Alice Pennefather, courtesy of ROH.

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 alicepennefatherdancephotography.wordpress.com

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