This piece was commissioned by London Ballet Theatre and conceived and created by James Loffres.
Don Quixote is one of Marius Petipa’s much-loved 19th-century classics – its story is drawn from Miguel de Cervantes’s classic novel and set to Ludwig Minkus’s score. The ballet has long been acclaimed for its virtuoso dancing, beautiful and technically demanding ‘vision scene’ and the famously bravura and breath-taking Act III pas de deux.
La valse, poème chorégraphique pour orchestre (a choreographic poem for orchestra), is a work written by Maurice Ravel between February 1919 and 1920; it was first performed on 12 December 1920 in Paris. It was conceived as a ballet but is now more often heard as a concert work. Frederick Ashton also created a La valse ballet in 1958 for The Royal Ballet.
Dr. Coppélius is a doctor who has made a life-size dancing doll. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his heart’s true desire, Swanhilda. She shows him his folly by dressing as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor.
Dances is a re-work of Dance at a Gathering, a ballet made by Jerome Robbins to the music of Frédéric Chopin. Our choreographer, James Loffler keeps the signature of Robbins’ work, by adopting the choreographies based on our dancers’ skills. We break the only rule in Jerome Robbins’ work: more than six dancers on stage will appear before […]
Vivaldi Suite is a new work by James Loffler for the LONDON BALLET THEATRE. For each season a choreography gives dance expression of the season.