When to see it
This work is being performed as part of a mixed programme:
Two contrasting ballets from Wayne McGregor and George Balanchine return to frame a world premiere by Alastair Marriott.
Alastair Marriott has created numerous works for The Royal Ballet, including Being and Having Been, Tanglewood and Sensorium. His pieces are inspired by a wide range of sources, from Children of Adam, a response to Walt Whitman's poems, to Connectome, a visually stunning collaboration with designer Es Devlin, inspired by theories of neuroscience. Marriott's new ballet The Unknown Soldier, another collaboration with Devlin, imagines the story of individuals caught up in the turmoil of war. Set to a commissioned score from Dario Marianelli (Darkest Hour, Anna Karenina, Atonement), it will commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I.