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The Royal Ballet & National Ballet of Canada Presents The Dreamers Ever Leave You

The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada will collaborate on a unique immersive performance of Robert Binet’s The Dreamers Ever Leave You in October 2017.

The UK premiere of the ballet will mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and will be performed at vast and industrial former home of the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers’ printing operations. It is inspired by Lawren Harris’ landscape paintings of land, light, and sky and is set to live music by Lubomyr Melnyk. The immersive staging will invite the audience to move through the space and experience the dancers’ dynamic response to their surroundings.

‘The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada have worked together on many occasions and I’m thrilled that our dancers will perform together in what promises to be a unique dance experience in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary’, said Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare.

Robert Binet is the Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada and was Choreographic Apprentice of The Royal Ballet from 2012-13.

Lead philanthropic support for The Dreamers Ever Leave You is provided by The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada and The Producers’ Circle.

Thursday 12th October 7pm. 7.45pm and 8.30pm | Friday 13th October 7pm. 7.45pm and 8.30pm

  Tickets available heret


The National Ballet of Canada

Canada's premier dance company.Established as a classical company by founder Celia Franca in 1951, The National Ballet of Canada is the only Canadian ballet company to present a full range of traditional full-length classics.The company’s repertoire includes works by the world’s most celebrated 20th and 21st century masters, Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, William Forsythe, James Kudelka, Ji?í Kylián, John Neumeier, Rudolf Nureyev, Glen Tetley, Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor and Alexei Ratmansky. In addition to its classical repertoire, the company also embraces contemporary works and encourages the creation of new ballets and the development of Canadian choreographers.

Canada’s premier dance company has performed for over 10 million people. The National Ballet performs annual Fall, Winter and Summer seasons plus The Nutcracker. The National Ballet has toured in Canada, the US and internationally with appearances in London, England, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles with upcoming tours to Paris, France, San Francisco, and Hamburg, Germany.

The National Ballet employs 120 artists, dancers and musicians, as well as production and administrative staff. All of the costumes and sets are built at The Gretchen Ross Production Centre. As a pre-eminent builder of full productions for ballet in North America, the National Ballet regularly rents out sets and costumes to ballet companies around the world.

The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet is one of the great ballet companies of the world. Under the leadership of Director Kevin O’Hare, grand balletic tradition and an illustrious heritage are united with innovation, daring and exceptional standards of artistry, creativity and stagecraft to produce supreme theatre. It is a beacon in the cultural life of Britain and a driving force behind the development of ballet as an artform. From the Company’s base at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, today’s most dynamic and versatile dancers come together with a world-class orchestra and leading choreographers, composers, conductors, designers and creative teams to share an awe-inspiring theatrical experience with diverse audiences worldwide. The Company’s commitment to enriching people’s lives through ballet is reflected in the deep relationships it forges through digital and learning platforms and international touring. The extensive repertory of The Royal Ballet follows a unique trajectory from 19th-century classics to the singular legacy of works by Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan and the compelling new canon of work by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon and Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. Along with innovative commissions and choreographic initiatives by The Royal Ballet Studio Programme and strong links with The Royal Ballet School, the Company continues to refresh and surprise.


About the Printworks: a 16 acre former printing factory.

Printworks LogoComprising of six vast events spaces, all arranged over multiple levels with a maze of corridors and rooms throughout which retain all the original machinery and industrial features, including two fully soundproofed press halls, from when it was a fully operational printing press.

Housing the giant printing presses that once delivered the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers to London, the Press Halls are a fully soundproofed space, designed to contain the industry of what was once Western Europe’s largest print facility, keeping crowds on both sides of the wall happy.

The venue consists of 15 acres of private gated land, comprising of six event spaces, spread over 119,200 sq. ft.with ouver 40,000 sq. ft. of outside space available.  @Printworks_LDN  printworkslondon/

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