Alexander Whitley’s Kin. is an athletic, abstract piece danced to a pulsing, hypnotic score by Phil Kline, played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Kin. celebrates the raw kinetics of dance, the virtuosity of ballet technique and the potential for movement to bring us together in different ways.
Quick-witted and even quicker footed, In the Upper Room is an exhilarating, athletic ballet by American dance phenomenon Twyla Tharp. Dancers in sneakers and striking red pointe shoes dominate the stage with energy, flair and finesse.
The final ballet is a new work supported as part of Ballet Now, supported by the Oak Foundation - a unique five-year programme developing choreographers, composers and designers to create new and innovative works for the world stage.
'Dazzling... If your pulse isn't racing, check you have one.'The Guardian on In the Upper Room
'One of dance's most terrifyingly mesmerising works... stunning.'The Arts Desk on In the Upper Room
'Kin. is that rarest of things: an abstract ballet that's as emotionally charged as it is technically accomplished.'The Observer