Royal Opera House enters partnership with major Brazilian theatre
The Royal Opera House (ROH) is to enter a partnership with Rio de Janeiro's Theatro Municipal, with a view to creating an education, audience engagement and skills programme.
A two-day symposium will be held on February 21st and 22nd.
The event is the result of work between the British Council and its own Transform Festival, and will aim to bring together local dance teachers and practitioners and give them the opportunity to join up with the ROH and Thetro Municipal for a series of talks and practical sessions.
There is also set to be three gala performances including eight Royal Ballet dancers from March 1st – 3rd. The performers will depict a variety of dances from the Royal Ballet repertoire.
Sequences set to be showcased include the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, and the Black swan pas de deux from Swan Lake.
Tony Hall, chief executive of the ROH, said: “This is a very exciting initiative between Brazil and the UK. I’m particularly thrilled that we are sharing skills, training and development between the two countries.”