Woolf Works, The Royal Ballet’s extraordinary critically acclaimed 3-act ballet inspired by the writings of modernist icon Virginia Woolf is to be screened live in Ventnor on Wednesday 8th February.
The vision of Wayne McGregor, resident choreographer of The Royal Ballet, captivated audiences with the productions startling and deeply moving meditation of the 20th-century literary genius.
Described by The Guardian as “exhilarating and ravishingly expressive”, the 3-act Olivier Award Winning ballet is inspired by 3 of Virginia Woolf’s novels Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves, and draws on aspects of the novelists own life. Wayne McGregor’s innovative interpretation of the heightened, startling and poignant qualities of Woolf’s perception of herself is captured by the breath-taking soundscape of Max Richter’s haunting score.
Performed by a large ensemble of The Royal Ballet’s most powerful and talented dancers, the role of Virginia Woolf is danced by Alessandra Ferri who returned to The Royal Ballet stage after leaving the Company in 1985 to become a Principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. She will dance alongside Principals Sarah Lamb, Natalia Osipova, Akane Takada, Francesca Hayward, Federico Bonelli Steven McRae and Edward Watson,
To book for this and other events go to www.ventnorartsclub.com or telephone 01983 857060.