Woolf Works – Woolf Works was broadcast live worldwide for the first time on Wednesday 8 February. In London, the ROH hosted several online writers and lifestyle bloggers at Curzon Richmond, Odeon Putney and Curzon Mayfair. Their digital team compiles tweets and reactions from the cinema broadcast which can be read here: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/your-reaction-what-did-you-think-of-woolf-works-live-in-cinemas
The Daily Telegraph (★★★★): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/dance/what-to-see/woolf-works-royal-opera-house-review/
DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY: WAYNE MCGREGOR
BALLET MISTRESS: SIAN MURPHY
CONDUCTOR: KOEN KESSELS
2 HOURS 45 MINUTES WITH INTERMISSION
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 11:15AM & WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 1:00PM
Virginia Woolf defied the false order of narrative conventions to depict a heightened, startling and poignant reality. Woolf Works re-creates the synaesthetic collision of form and substance in her writings.
Each of the three acts springs from one of Woolf’s landmark novels: Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves – but these inspirations are also enmeshed with elements from her letters, essays and diaries. Woolf Works expresses the heart of an artistic life driven to discover a freer, uniquely modern realism, and brings to life Woolf ’s world of ‘granite and rainbow,’ where human beings are at once both physical body and uncontained essence. Woolf Works, created in 2015, was Wayne McGregor’s first full-length work for The Royal Ballet.