Fragments of a Lost Story / Infra : 26 Feb & 2 Mar 2010

One world premiere, two revivals: three cutting-edge works from The Royal Ballet. Rising talent Jonathan Watkins makes his first work for the main stage.  In an optimistic strike against the modern threat of conformity, Watkins’s new ballet explores how the differences between individuals can combine to create a harmonious unity. The first revival of Kim Brandstrup’s Rushes – Fragments of a Lost Story is an engrossing contrast as it explores differing memories of an eternal love triangle. The virtuoso choreography of Wayne McGregor’s Infra is set against an LED backdrop of pedestrians by Julian Opie to reveal the depths of real relationships beneath a stark surface. McGregor’s extraordinary demands of his dancers make a fine outlet for the brilliance of the Royal Ballet dancers, and his collaboration with Opie and music by Max Richter make a great climax to an especially exciting evening of dance.