Burberry to collaborate with Wayne McGregor on new work for The Royal Ballet

by Editors Staff

At his debut present for Burberry earlier this 12 months, Yorkshire-born designer Daniel Lee – beforehand of Bottega Veneta – mentioned that his imaginative and prescient for the historic home hinged on ‘displaying a constructive aspect of Britain to the world’. ‘There’s nice music right here, nice theatre, nice artwork,’ mentioned the newly put in artistic director after the present. ‘That’s one thing I missed in recent times and that’s what I’m attempting to have fun.’

A brand new undertaking, revealed as we speak, seems set to do exactly that. Marking his first main collaboration on the home thus far, Lee will create costumes for Wayne McGregor’s newest work for The Royal Ballet. The lauded British choreographer – at the moment the resident choreographer for the corporate – has not but named this newest work, although as we speak’s announcement says it is going to be set to music by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir and happen over a single act.

Burberry to collaborate with The Royal Ballet

Burberry artistic director Daniel Lee

(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Burberry)

Premiering 9 June 2023 at London’s Royal Opera Home, the work will even characteristic lighting design by Lucy Carter and set design by Cuba-born American artist Carmen Herrera, who handed away in 2022, aged 106. It marks McGregor’s twentieth work for The Royal Ballet and follows his revival of ‘Woolf Works’ in March 2023.

‘For this extraordinary Royal Ballet undertaking with the late, nice minimalist artist Carmen Herrera, we dreamt of gathering collectively a stellar workforce,’ says McGregor. ‘Daniel Lee, an artist with unbridled creativeness, is creating work of innovation, movement, and piercing magnificence. And together with his distinctive ardour for all types of dance, he felt like a pure ally. Collectively, with the Burberry workforce, we’re engaged on one thing really particular – honouring Carmen while forging our personal evolutionary path.’

Choreographer Wayne McGregor portrait

Resident choreographer at The Royal Ballet Wayne McGregor

(Picture credit score: Courtesy of Pål Hansen)

‘It’s such a pleasure, and naturally an honour, to collaborate on this extraordinary undertaking with so exceptional a workforce,’ provides Lee. ‘It’s at all times been a dream to create costumes for dance which is such a ardour of mine.’

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