The Royal Ballet's new season: another tiptoe towards equality

Crystal Pite becomes the first woman to create work for the Royal Ballet since 1999 – alongside new productions by Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Javier de Frutos. It’s another encouraging step by a ballet industry slowly embracing the 21st century and nurturing new talent

For anyone who’s despaired over the Royal Ballet’s dismal record in commissioning women choreographers, the headline event of the company’s 2016-7 season has to be the arrival of a new ballet by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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