Sunday, March 26 at 12 noon
Members $11 | Public $16
Wayne McGregor’s ballet triptych Woolf Works, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, ‘I now, I then’ from Mrs Dalloway, ‘Becomings’ from Orlando and ‘Tuesday’ from The Waves – mingled with influences from her letters, essays, and diaries.
Virginia Woolf defied the false order of narrative conventions to depict a heightened, startling and poignant reality. Woolf Works re-creates the synaesthetic collision of form and substance in her writings. It expresses the heart of an artistic life driven to discover a freer, uniquely modern realism, and brings to life Woolf’s world of ‘granite and rainbow’, where human beings are at once both physical body and uncontained essence. Woolf Works was Wayne McGregor’s first full-length work for The Royal Ballet, and saw him reunited with regular collaborator Max Richter, who provides a commissioned score incorporating electronic and orchestral music. Starring Alessandra Ferri and Mara Galeazzi. Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes, including two intervals.