Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Dance


Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (ballet)

Tuesday 16 December7.15pm

ROH Live: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (ballet)

Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognizable cast of characters, among them a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, a tetchy White Rabbit and a raucously bad-tempered Queen of Hearts. 

Wheeldon, along with  composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley, have created a genuine family ballet in the spirit of Carroll’s much-loved children’s classic. While regular ballet goers can appreciate nods to other famous works – there’s a parody of the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, for example, with jam tarts instead of flowers – the ballet is above all a brilliant realization of Carroll’s zany dream-world featuring stunning choreography, a colourful score and ingenious stage-magic..

Cast - TBC

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Choreography - Christopher Wheeldon

Designs - Bob Crowley                                   

Music - Joby Talbot

Conductor - David Briskin

2 hrs 55 (inc 2 intervals)

2 hr 55
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant  
Broadcast Swan Lake (Petipa ballet) Tuesday 17 March7.15pm
ROH Live: Swan Lake (Petipa ballet)

Swan Lake, surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, is the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. Swan Lake is a perfect synthesis of choreography and music and, though Tchaikovsky did not live to see it become a success, his first ballet score is now synonymous with ballet itself, inspiring generations of dancers and crossing over into popular culture.

 From the earliest days of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Swan Lake has been one of The Royal Ballet’s signature works. In creating this production, Anthony Dowell aimed to return to an authentic version of the choreography created by the great Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov for the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895. Yolanda Sonnabend’s designs draw on the Russian Imperial Court of that period with an inspired blend of historical accuracy and gothic fantasy. The court scenes of Acts I and III have a dark glamour rooted in the opulent style of Carl Fabergé, while the famous lakeside ‘white’ acts are rich with mist, shadow and moonlight.

Cast                                                TBC                                                             

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor - Boris Gruzin

Choreography - Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Production - Anthony Dowell

Designs - Yolanda Sonnabend

Additional choreography - Frederick Ashton and David Bintley


3 hrs (inc 2 intervals)

3 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant  
Broadcast La Fille Mal Gardée (Ashton ballet) Tuesday 5 May7.15pm
ROH Live: La Fille Mal Gardée (Ashton ballet)

Frederick Ashton's final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold's original score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet's repertory. The title translates as 'The Wayward Daughter'.

La Fille displays some of Ashton's most virtuosic choreography – the youthful passion of Lise and her lover, Colas, is expressed in a series of energetic pas de deux. The ballet is laced with good humour and a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage. Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into his choreography, from a Lancashire clog dance to a maypole dance, making La Fille mal gardée (despite its title) The Royal Ballet's most emphatically English work. Osbert Lancaster's colourful designs reinforce the robust wit of the production.

Cast tbc

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Choreography - Frederick Ashton        

Conductor - Barry Wordsworth

2 hrs 15 (inc 1 interval)

2 hrs 15

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

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