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McGregor & Richter - Woolf Works (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1282D

McGregor & Richter - Woolf Works (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1282D

Barcode: 0809478012825

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 1st February 2019

Contents

Artists

Alessandra Ferri
Gary Avis
Matthew Ball
Federico Bonelli
Francesca Hayward
Paul Kay
Sarah Lamb
Steven McRae
Natalia Osipova
Calvin Richardson
Beatriz Stix-Brunell
Akane Takada
Eric Underwood
Edward Watson
Anush Hovhannisyan (soprano)
Gillian Anderson (speaker)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Koen Kessels

Works

Richter, Max

Woolf Works

Artists

Alessandra Ferri
Gary Avis
Matthew Ball
Federico Bonelli
Francesca Hayward
Paul Kay
Sarah Lamb
Steven McRae
Natalia Osipova
Calvin Richardson
Beatriz Stix-Brunell
Akane Takada
Eric Underwood
Edward Watson
Anush Hovhannisyan (soprano)
Gillian Anderson (speaker)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Koen Kessels

About

Virginia Woolf defied the false order of narrative conventions to depict a heightened, startling and poignant reality. Woolf Works recreates the synaesthetic collision of form and substance in her writings. Each of the three acts springs from one of Woolf’s landmark novels: Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves – but these inspirations are also enmeshed with elements from her letters, essays and diaries. Woolf Works expresses the heart of an artistic life driven to discover a freer, uniquely modern realism, and brings to life Woolf’s world of ‘granite and rainbow’, where human beings are at once both physical body and uncontained essence. Woolf Works (2015) was Wayne McGregor’s first full-length work for The Royal Ballet.

‘At its creation in 2015, Woolf Works felt like a breakthrough for choreographer Wayne McGregor, adding a new emotional weight to his athletic force and fascination with technology. In this first revival, it’s even stronger, with Alessandra Ferri luminous as the Virginia Woolf figure… It’s a thoughtful, heartfelt performance in a ballet that is both intelligent and tender.’ – The Independent ★★★★

‘Since its premiere in 2015, Wayne McGregor’s first full-length ballet has won the 2015 Critics’ Circle award for best classical choreography and the 2016 Olivier Award for best new dance production, while its star, the fiftysomething ballerina Alessandra Ferri, has won an Olivier for outstanding achievement in dance. No wonder the Royal Ballet decided to revive
Woolf Works as part of the celebrations marking McGregor’s tenth anniversary as resident choreographer.’ – The Times ★★★★

Extra features: An introduction; Maggie Smith reading extracts from The Waves; On the music

Running time: 118 minutes
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 & DTS Digital Surround 5.1

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