Royal New Zealand Ballet Choreographer in Residence, Loughlan Prior, has been invited to create a new work as part of The Royal Ballet’s International Draftworks series at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, from 19 – 21 March. International Draftworks brings together emerging choreographers, and dancers, from leading international companies to create short works to be showcased over four performances at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre, in the heart of London’s historic theatre district.
Loughlan’s new work, Ultra Violet, will be choreographed to New Zealand composer Claire Cowan’s piano trio of the same name, and will be created on and performed by RNZB Principals Paul Mathews and Mayu Tanigaito, Soloist Joseph Skelton and Artist Kirby Selchow. Loughlan and Claire collaborated last year on Hansel & Gretel and have formed a dynamic partnership, fusing the artistic visions of two of Aotearoa’s brightest young creative minds. Read more.