The Royal Ballet commissions its first piece from choreographer Alexei Ratmansky (American Ballet Theatre; formerly artistic director of the Bolshoi). Ratmansky is probably the biggest name in contemporary classical choreography worldwide, so it's about time he made something for us Brits. Next to that is another new commission, from homegrown talent Christopher Wheeldon. No clues yet about the content for those new one-act works, but just in case they don't live up to expectations, the final piece of the triple bill is a cast iron masterpiece, George Balanchine's 'Apollo' from 1928, set to a stunning Stravinsky score.
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