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MAYERLING
BALLET IN THREE ACTS

DANGEROUS DESIRES, FAMILY
SECRETS AND POLITICAL
INTRIGUES TWIST THROUGH
EVERY MOMENT OF DARING
CHOREOGRAPHY IN KENNETH
MACMILLAN’S BALLET INSPIRED BY
TRUE EVENTS.

CHOREOGRAPHY
KENNETH MACMILLAN
MUSIC FRANZ LISZT
ARRANGED AND ORCHESTRATED BY
JOHN LANCHBERY

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth,
haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created
for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around
the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf.
From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted
with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent
climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles
in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of
disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion,
proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:
3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING
TWO INTERVALS
 

When and where?



Nebula Micro Theatre
11 Sarel Cilliers Street
Rynfield
Benoni
South Africa
1514

Starts:
Sun 25 Nov 2018 at 2:00 PM (SAST)
Ends:
Sun 25 Nov 2018 at 5:15 PM (SAST)

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Nebula Productions

+27 11 425 2371