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Woolf Works (Royal Ballet)


Sun 12 Mar 2017, 10:45am–1:55pm
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 6:15pm–9:25pm
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 2:00pm–5:10pm

Where: The Lido Cinema, 427 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Senior: $16.00
  • Child: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: richard159

Recorded live from the stage of the Royal Opera House in London.

Wayne McGregor’s ballet triptych Woolf Works, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, met with outstanding critical acclaim on its premiere in 2015, and went on to win McGregor the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Classical Choreography and the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.

"A compellingly moving experience" - The Observer

"Glows with ambition… a brave, thoughtful work" - The Independent

"It takes both McGregor – and the concept of the three-act ballet – to a brave and entirely exhilarating new place" - The Guardian

Each of the three acts springs from one of Woolf’s landmark novels: Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves – but these inspirations are also enmeshed with elements from her letters, essays and diaries. 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.

Woolf Works was 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.

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