Writer Laura Esquivel’s novel, Like Water for Chocolate, comes brilliantly to life with The Royal Ballet. Watch now.
Like Water for Chocolate
A brilliant double bill from The Royal Ballet featuring Cathy Marston’s The Cellist, and a joyful revival of Jerome Robbins’ 1972 dance showcase, Dances at The Gathering.
The Cellist is inspired by the moving true story of cello superstar Jacqueline du Pré, whose career was suddenly cut short by her multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Choreographer Cathy Marston delicately weaves du Pre’s passionate story into a piece that has been hailed as a ‘joyfully giddy tribute’ (The Guardian). In Marston’s masterful interpretation, du Pré’s cello ( Marcelino Sambé) comes to life as steady dance partner and a faithful first love, even as du Pré (Lauren Cuthbertson) falls madly in love with conductor Daniel Barenboim (Matthew Ball).
The ultimate piano solo ballet, Jerome Robbins’ Dances at The Gathering is a pure dance showcase. Set to Chopin’s beloved piano music, this modern classic features five couples dancing in a series of breathtaking pas de deux and effervescent ensemble numbers, no plots, no roles, just dancers, music, and movement.
(Director), (Composer), (Choreographer), (Choreographer), Marianela Nuñez (Pink), Francesca Hayward (Mauve), Yasmine Naghdi (Apricot), Laura Morera (Green), Fumi Kaneko (Blue), Alexander Campbell (Brown), Federico Bonelli (Purple), William Bracewell (Green), Luca Acri (Brick), Valentino Zucchetti (Blue), Lauren Cuthbertson (The Cellist), Marcelino Sambé (The Instrument), Matthew Ball (The Conductor), Emma Lucano (The Cellist (As a Young Girl)), Lauren Godfrey ( Her Sister (As a Young Girl)), Kristen McNally (Her Mother), Thomas Whitehead (Her Father), Anna Rose O’Sullivan (Her Sister), (Conductor)