Les Noces - The Departure

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  • Date:
  • Advance Price:
    Standard £26.50 | Concessions £20.00
  • Venue:
    Fireworks Factory
  • Age Guidance:
    Suitable for all ages. | Please note: the performance contains poetry which uses adult language.

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One hundred years after Stravinsky and Nijinska created the powerful masterpiece Les Noces, New Movement Collective presents a re-imagining of this iconic ballet with a mass celebration.

Performed in Stravinsky's audacious choice for pianos and percussions, the cast includes singers from the Opera Holland Park Chorus, musicians from the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music, and new choreography will be staged by a some of Britain’s best contemporary dancers.

Les Noces is a deeply emotive exploration of what is at the core of human relationships and commitment; New Movement Collective have additionally commissioned three contemporary composers to respond to Stravinsky’s score: the project's music director Yshani Perinpanayagam, emerging RAM composer Andrea Balency-Béarn, and Beatbox Champion MC Zani.

These new compositions will see choreographic explorations on the work’s themes performed by English National Ballet’s ENBYouthCo and Manchester-based Chameleon Youth.

Please note the performance contains some poetry which uses adult language.

The programme is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the London Community Foundation, Cockayne - Grants for the Arts programme, Coln Trust, Richard Thomas Foundation, Dance Scholarship Oxford (DANSOX), with additional support from Acosta Dance Foundation. Thank you to New Movement Collective Board of Trustees and to all individual supporters for making this project possible.

Our partner organisations include Royal Academy of Music, Company Chameleon, English National Ballet, East London Dance and Woolwich Works.

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Les Noces - The Departure

Event information

  • Running Time:
    Approximately 1 hour 10 mins
  • Latecomers Policy:
    Latecomers may enter during an appropriate moment in the performance
  • Other Event Info:
    This event is unreserved seating.
  • Other Event Info 2:
    If you would like a reserved seat then please mention this in the access requirement section whilst booking.