Ballet on Screen: Woolf Works
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, Feb 25 12:30 PM Not Available
Film Info
Run Time:155 min
Director(s):Wayne McGregor
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Featuring:Max Richter, Music
Cast:Alessandra Ferri
Sarah Lamb
Natalia Osipova

After widespread and vigourous critical acclaim, The Royal Ballet’s three-act interpretation of Virginia Woolf’s work is back for its first revival. Director and choreographer Wayne McGregor’s bold and ambitious vision pays off in spades in this moving and spellbinding ballet. In McGregor’s exploration of the traditional story ballet, each act is inspired by a different piece of Woolf’s writing: Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves. Every element comes together beautifully, from the dancers’ expressive movement, to Lucy Carter’s exquisite lighting design, to composer Max Richter’s emotional and dynamic music.

Includes two 10-minute intermissions. 

Additional Information

Tickets: $16 (Members: $12, $10, Free)

The Guardian - 5/5 Stars "Ravishingly expressive."

New York Times - "Compelling...resonant, layered meditation on time and memory."

The Independent - "A brave, thoughtful work."