Summer performances 2023
Throughout the School year students perform both in School and on some of the biggest public stages: this is as integral to their training as establishing sound ballet technique. Through regular performances, students understand how to transform ballet vocabulary into a magical, exhilarating experience for an audience, and practice preparing, physically and mentally, for the stage.
The highlight of the year is our Summer Performances at beautiful Opera Holland Park and on the greatly prestigious main stage of the Royal Opera House.
This year, expect to see the Dream Scene from Carlos Acosta’s vibrant Don Quixote for The Royal Ballet; Konservatoriet, August Bournonville’s vaudeville work for the Royal Danish Ballet set in a dance studio; Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s inventive The Four Seasons set to three Verdi operas; and in a first for the School, excerpts from acclaimed alumnus Christopher Wheeldon’s glowing contemporary masterpiece, Within the Golden Hour.
Audiences will be treated to alumnus Jiří Kylián’s irresistibly witty Sechs Tänze, and a wistful pas de deux from Sir Frederick Ashton’s quintessentially charming ballet The Two Pigeons.
The School will also present new works created on the students especially for these performances by Mikaela Polley and character and ethnic dance specialist Tom Bosma, and Bold, a contemporary work by Goyo Montero created with students from 24 ballet schools around the world at this year’s Prix de Lausanne to celebrate 50 years of the iconic competition.
Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
Tuesday 20 June
Wednesday 21 June
Opera Holland Park
Wednesday 5 July, 19.00
Thursday 6 July, 19.00
Friday 7 July, 19.00
Saturday 8 July, 14.00
Saturday 8 July, 19.00
Main stage, Royal Opera House
Sunday 16 July, 15.00
Since Kinoshita Group was established in 1990, it has conducted its business based on the corporate philosophy of being a ‘comprehensive lifestyle company’ that is always close to people and is always there for them. Today, the Group consists of 23 companies in the core business areas of housing, healthcare and welfare, and entertainment.
In addition to providing a better living environment, we believe that in order for people to lead more colourful lives, it is of utmost importance to enrich them both physically and spiritually. This is why Kinoshita Group has been passionately involved in supporting the arts and culture to date. In particular, we have been supporting Japanese students at The Royal Ballet School since 2017 as part of our educational support activities in the field of sports and elite performance. We are proud that our talented students receive the best education at The Royal Ballet School and become artists who excel on the international stage after graduation.