This summer, the Royal Ballet will tour three cities in the United States: Washington D.C., Chicago and New York.
Washington D.C & Chicago
From June 9 to 14, the Royal Ballet will present Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as well as in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre from June 18 to 21.
Based on Miguel de Cervante's novel, Don Quixote is a fiery favorite among classical ballets and received enthusiastic reviews when it premiered for its virtuoso dancing and designs by Tim Hatley.
In New York from June 23 to 28, the Royal Ballet will perform Frederick Ashton's classical ballet The Dream at the David H. Koch Theater. The Dream is based on Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream and follows the story of a disagreement between Oberon, King of the Fairies, and his Queen which leads to comic misunderstandings.
Audience goers in New York will also see additional programmes by British choreographers: Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth, set to Gustav Mahler's song cycle, Wayne McGregor's Infra, Liam Scarlett's Age of Anxiety, and Divertissements which will include the pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon's Aeternum.
The Royal Ballet is one of the world's preeminent ballet companies and performs in London at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden.