WOOLF WORKS Client. Royal Opera House
SYNOPSIS: NICE MONSTER were commissioned on our 4th collaboration with Visual Artist Ravi Depree & Multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor’s latest ballet. Woolf Works a dance translation of three of Virgina Woolfs novel’s.
This production is at the pinnacle of contemporary cutting edge of choreography. Wayne and Ravi have won widespread acclaim for collaborative works that often extend far beyond the familiar boundaries of ballet. We visualised themes taken from three of Virginia Woolf’s landmark novels – Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves – and enmeshed elements of her letters, essays and diaries into projected animations that co exists on stage with the dancers.
Woolf Works 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. This is McGregor’s first full-length production for The Royal Ballet and sees him reunited with acclaimed British composer Max Richter.