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Watch: Insights into The Royal Ballet's new Swan Lake

A chance to see Liam Scarlett's new production in rehearsal.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

8 May 2018 at 5.51pm | 22 Comments

Rehersals for The Royal Ballet's new production of Swan Lake was livestreamed as part of an Insight evening on 10 May 2018 at 7.30pm BST, and is now available to watch on demand.

The evening was be presented by Kristen McNally and featured short performances from Principal dancers Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov, as well as offering a window into rehearsals choreographed by Liam Scarlett.

Audiences are also able to get a first look at the production's designs for the first time, before all is revealed on opening night on 17 May.

Swan Lake runs 17 May-21 June 2018. Tickets are now sold out, but there will be a selection released each Friday for performances in the following week as part of Friday Rush.

The performance will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on 12 June. Find a screening near you.

The production is sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels and is staged with Generous philanthropic support from The Monument Trust, Ricki Gail and Robert Conway, Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Jette Parker, Celia Blakey, Sarah and Lloyd Dorfman, Doug and Ceri King, the Swan Lake Production Syndicate, The American Friends of Covent Garden and The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

8 May 2018 at 5.51pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged by Liam Scarlett, insight, livestream, Production, Rehearsal, Swan Lake

This article has 22 comments

  1. Sim responded on 10 May 2018 at 11:36am Reply

    Hello, are you going live? I've been trying to refresh the photo as instructed but nothing is happening.....

    • Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media)) responded on 10 May 2018 at 11:43am

      Hi Sim,

      Yes, we'll be going live at 7.30pm BST today.

      Many thanks,

      Mel

  2. Sim responded on 10 May 2018 at 12:16pm Reply

    Thanks Mel....it's just that it says 11.30 on the photo!! :)

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 10 May 2018 at 2:57pm

      Hi Sim,

      This is a quirk of Facebook if you view the embedded video it without being logged into their service - rest assured we'll be going live at 7.30pm

      Best wishes,

      Chris

  3. Laetitia responded on 10 May 2018 at 8:11pm Reply

    Will you be putting this up on youtube? Sadly missed the first 30 minutes! Thanks.

  4. karenb responded on 10 May 2018 at 8:52pm Reply

    Thoroughly enjoyed the Insight evening; particularly the new Act IV pdd. I'm really looking forward to opening night and the cinema relay too, but Kristen gave the date of the live screening in cinemas as 1st June instead of 12th. Will this be made clear on website?

  5. Carole responded on 10 May 2018 at 8:53pm Reply

    Need clarification on the date of the Live Screening please. Kristen said 1 June but I think it is Tuesday 12 June!! Please confirm. If I am wrong then all the Odeon cinemas are wrong too ..... many thanks

  6. Eleanor responded on 10 May 2018 at 11:13pm Reply

    Will this be released on YouTube?

  7. Stephen Jay-Taylor responded on 11 May 2018 at 1:57am Reply

    All I can see is "Unavailable. This video can't be embedded. Watch on Facebook"

    Which for those of us not on Facebook, and with no desire to add to Zuckerberg's empire of personal data for sale, is rather aggravating...

  8. Rabbie responded on 11 May 2018 at 12:55pm Reply

    I am on Facebook (blush blush) but its still unavailable.

  9. Matthew West responded on 11 May 2018 at 2:43pm Reply

    Always fascinating to watch. Can't wait for a fortnight's time when I go and see it !

  10. Julie responded on 11 May 2018 at 5:24pm Reply

    Loved the character dance insight and to echo an audience member in the studio last night, it would be wonderful to have a specific character dancing insight one day!

  11. EB responded on 11 May 2018 at 7:27pm Reply

    Please return to Youtube rather than Facebook. Beautiful rehearsal though.
    Thank you

  12. Dillon & Justin Naylor responded on 11 May 2018 at 9:09pm Reply

    Kristen McNally is my favorite ROH host! Would love to see her do the cinema relays as well.

  13. SC responded on 12 May 2018 at 1:56am Reply

    Really enjoyed this and am so looking forward to seeing the new production on stage. Gripping performance from Nunez and Muntagirov, and Kristen McNally is a wonderful presenter (hope to see more of her on the live cinema broadcasts!).

  14. you would get more reactions comments publicity if this was on you tube

  15. Anna responded on 13 May 2018 at 3:24pm Reply

    Will this be in YOUTUBE?

    • Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media)) responded on 13 May 2018 at 10:08pm

      Hi Anna,

      We'll be uploading this to YouTube soon and will post the link on this page.

      Many thanks,

      Mel

  16. Anna responded on 14 May 2018 at 3:36am Reply

    Good! Thanks!

  17. joe responded on 15 May 2018 at 2:14pm Reply

    Youdtube is so much better, that way I can ses it on TV

  18. Lyn Liles responded on 13 June 2018 at 6:25pm Reply

    Will the live screening be available on dvd any time in the future? Was so brilliant I could watch over and over!

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