Mixed Ballet: Illustrated 'Farewell', The Wind and Untouchable
En Royal Opera House
Twyla Tharp and Arthur Pita create new works for The Royal Ballet, in a programme that includes the first revival of Hofesh Shechter’s 2015 work for the Company. Trailblazer Twyla Tharp is one of the most prolific choreographers of our time. In The Illustrated ‘Farewell’ she expands her 1973 classic As Time Goes By into a new work for The Royal Ballet. Arthur Pita is a major force in British dance, best known at the Royal Opera House for his Metamorphosis based on Kafka’s short story. He now creates a new work, The Wind, for the Company. Hofesh Shechter’s Untouchable showed ballet taking an exciting new direction, pitting classical bodies against Shechter’s signature gravity-bound physicality.