Posted on 1st February 2019

HRH The Prince of Wales to attend School performance

We are proud to announce that HRH The Prince of Wales, President of The Royal Ballet School, The Royal Ballet, and Patron of the Royal Opera House, will attend a special world premiere of the ballet The Cunning Little Vixen by alumnus Liam Scarlett at the Royal Opera House this month.

The School is presenting this new one-act ballet in honour of The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday. The double bill, on 12, 14 and 16 February, will also include Frederick Ashton's The Two Pigeons, performed by The Royal Ballet.

Set to Leoš Janáček’s score of the same name, The Cunning Little Vixen features a cast of talent drawn from both White Lodge and the Upper School. Choreographer Scarlett, created his first commissioned ballet while still a student at The Royal Ballet School. Now Artist in Residence at The Royal Ballet, Scarlett has since become a world-renowned choreographer.

Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet School, Christopher Powney, said: ‘We are proud to be part of this collaboration bringing together the School and Company on the same stage.

'Liam Scarlett started his choreographic career when he was a student of The Royal Ballet School so it is particularly fitting that his new work is at the centre of this special shared programme.

'Working with him has been an enriching experience for all the students involved. It has been inspiring for them to be part of his creative process and witness this exciting new choreography taking shape.’

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