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.