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Penguin Café mixed programme

Youthful energy and technical precision collide in Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto. Set to Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto, MacMillan’s sprightly and vigorous choreography conveys the infectious joy of dancing.

Get swept up in ragtime fun in MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations, where a host of eccentric characters flirt, dance and vie for the limelight. This playful combination of comedic flair, riotous colour and Scott Joplin’s iconic music is guaranteed to please.

Finally, a colourful host of endangered animals seek shelter from the storm at the Penguin Café. Featuring a morris-dancing flea, a ballroom-dancing ram, a woolly monkey and many more, ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café is a witty and poignant look at man’s effect on the world.

All three performances in this joyful programme feature live music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

'Nothing short of genius.'

The Stage on Elite Syncopations

'A sublime piece of purism... the choreography generates an intense sensual pleasure.'

The Telegraph on Concerto

'So perfect you could watch it every day... an ingenious work.'

London Evening Standard on 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café

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