THE AGE OF ANXIETY – Regal Film Society

Tuesday, 27th March 2018 - 7:15pm

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Tickets: £15.00 (Regal Film Society members £12.50 / ES40 / Full tine students £10.00)

Live from the Royal Opera House

Music: LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Choreography: WAYNE MCGREGOR, LIAM SCARLETT, CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve popular acclaim. His music drew on jazz, modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical, and his scores are remarkably well suited to dance.

To celebrate the centenary year of Bernstein’s birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the range and danceability of his music.

The programme includes two world premieres by choreographers Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon.  At the heart of the programme is a revival of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein’s soul-searching Second Symphony.  The work is inspired by W.H. Auden’s poem written in response to the disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS