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It's not just Tchaikovsky Nigel Bates Wednesday 11 December 2019

Primarily an exploration of the music chosen by ballet choreographers through the years, proving that the right piece with the right moves and design can create modern masterpieces and timeless classics.  We transition through the grandness of Imperial Russia with Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty into the current modern repertoire of The Royal Ballet. The talk includes historical and recent video clips.

Nigel Bates is currently Music Administrator for The Royal Ballet