We have just learned from The Royal Ballet that Lauren Cuthbertson is regrettably unable to participate in the Royal Ballet Gala as originally planned due to health reasons. We are sorry for any disappointment caused. Changes to the repertory will bring Edward Watson, former Principal of The Royal Ballet, back to the stage where he will perform Wayne McGregor's Infra pas de deux with Sarah Lamb in Programme A. In Programme B he will perform a new solo created especially for this gala by renowned choreographer Arthur Pita. William Bracewell will now be joined in Programme A by First Artist Mariko Sasaki for the Act II (White Swan) pas de deux from Swan Lake. Please see the changes to the programme below.
We apologise to our valued audiences who have been anticipating the appearance of Lauren Cuthbertson, but appreciate everyone's kind understanding. At the same time, we hope you will enjoy the exuberant performances by all the Company's dancers in attendance led by Director Kevin O'Hare, as well as the pre-performance talk by the Director on Sunday 17 July.
Changes in Cast and Programmes
*Casting and programmes as of 29 June 2022 are subject to change.
Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS)