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Aug 4

A dancer new to the role of Carabosse works with Monica Mason on Carabosse’s arrival at Princess Aurora’s christening. The rehearsal focuses on expressing character and storytelling through gesture.

Kristen McNally - Soloist
Monica Mason - Director of the Royal Ballet

Aug 4

Monica Mason rehearses the technically demanding role of the Queen of the Willis from Act 2.

Part of my family of ‘legacy content’ for the Royal Ballet.  

Aug 4

Gary Avis works on the Chinese dance with artists from company. The dance features jumps that require split second timing and meticulous rehearsal.

Part of my family of ‘legacy content’ for the Royal Ballet.

Aug 3

Sir Anthony Dowell coaches Marianela Nunez (Odette), Thiago Soares (Siegfried) and Christopher Saunders (Von Rothbart) rehearsing Act III of Swan Lake.

I produced this film in 2009 for the Royal Opera House. It was shot by the Ballet Boys and is one in a series of six films, from six different ballets. This is a perfect example of ‘legacy’ video content, which I intend to write about shortly. The aim of these films is to give the viewer an insight into the process used by the Royal Ballet where principles of the past hand down their knowledge to the dancers of the future, which is how all lead roles are taught. These films are related to core rep at the ROH and expose a process that will be in place as long as ballet is an art form, hopefully the money spent on making them will be well invested as the films will have a long shelf life.

The day that we shot these films was a day I will remember for the rest of my life. It was an incredible experience working with these astonishing artists, and it fulfilled a childhood dream. Watch out for the Judy Garland moment…