Catch of the day
@ericunderwood and @londonballerina rehearse Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia, a work exploring the life of Anna Anderson. Anderson believed herself to be the youngest daughter of the Romanov family, who were all assassinated during The Russian Revolution in 1918.
One of MacMillan’s first creative acts on becoming Director of The Royal Ballet was to adapt Anastasia into a three-act, full-length work, his first for the Company since Romeo and Juliet. He was fascinated by the figure of the outsider and thought Anderson was ‘an supreme example of this.’ The ballet remains one of MacMillan’s most experimental and poignant works.
Tickets are still available – but if you can’t make it to London, the production will be live-streamed to cinemas worldwide on 2 November 2016.
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