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Ballett Zürich

Wayne McGregor | Christian Spuck
27 - 29 August 2015
Edinburgh Playhouse

Ballett Zürich, one of Europe’s leading ensembles, presents a captivating double bill featuring works by their artistic director Christian Spuck and multi-award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor.

McGregor’s new work Kairos is a seamless marriage of design and structure set to Max Richter’s celebrated reimagining of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and features striking designs by leading British artist Idris Khan. In Sonett Ballett Zürich’s Artistic Director Christian Spuck plunges into the mysterious world of William Shakespeare’s late sonnets weaving together music, dance and language with his customary theatrical flair and passion.

Spuck returns to Edinburgh following his highly successful 2009 visit with The Return of Ulysses from the Royal Ballet of Flanders. As a dancer he performed with Jan Lauwers’s Needcompany and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Rosas before going on to become choreographer in residence at Stuttgart Ballet and Director of Ballett Zürich.

Wayne McGregor is internationally renowned for his physically testing choreography and ground breaking collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science. In 1992 he founded Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and in 2006 was appointed Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet. He has created works for Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, New York City Ballet, Australian Ballet, English National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and Rambert.

Max Richter performs Recomposed: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons live at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 24 August, alongside violist Daniel Hope and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by André de Ridder. Find more details here.

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  • Language: 
    Sonnets in French with English supertitles
  • Audio Described:
    Sat 29 Aug 7.15pm
  • Running time: 
    1 hour and 30 minutes approximately
  • Touch Tour:
    Sat 29 Aug 6.15pm


Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place

Supported by 

Prohelvetia logo

Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation logo

With additional support from

Swiss Cultural Fund UK


  • Touch tour
  • Audio described
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    Wayne McGregor Choreographer
    Max Richter Music

    Christian Spuck Choreographer
    Philip Glass and Mozart Music
    Shakespeare Sonnets No. 20/144/147/66


    Find out more about Ballett Zürich

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    Find out more about Wayne McGregor

    Twitter: @WayneMcGregor


    Find out more about Christian Spuck

    Ballett Zürich | The Guardian

    August 28th 2015

    ★★★★★ A beautiful courtliness exhales from this luminous double bill

    Read the full review (The Guardian

    Review by: 

    Alice Bain

    Photo: Judith Schlosser

    This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

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    Grand circle: £32 £28 £23 £18
    Stalls: £32 £28 £23 £18 £12 £10
    Balcony: £18 £12 £10

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    Students: 50% off
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