Ballet double bill on the big screen

The Royal Ballet cinema live screenings: The Two Pigeons is danced by British principal Lauren Cuthbertson and Russian Vadim Muntagirov

The Royal Ballet cinema live screenings: The Two Pigeons is danced by British principal Lauren Cuthbertson and Russian Vadim Muntagirov

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Two productions from The Royal Ballet will be screened live to cinemas across the UK – including the Majestic at Lynn – on Tuesday, January 26, at 7.15pm.

The pairing is made up of virtuoso showpiece Rhapsody and the ravishing The Two Pigeons, described by the Financial Times as “the happiest of dance events…a perfect work of balletic art”.

This delightful double-bill by founder choreographer of The Royal Ballet Frederick Ashton, opens with the celebratory Rhapsody danced by principals Natalia Osipova and Steven McRae.

The rapturous pas de deux and dazzling solos still present a thrilling challenge for today’s generation of stars.

Following this is the sublime two-act ballet, The Two Pigeons.

Charming, flirtatious and full of gentle humour the work is danced by British principal Lauren Cuthbertson and Russian Vadim Muntagirov.

The story follows an artist in Paris who abandons his faithful love for an exotic and mysterious Gypsy Girl, only to realise the error of his ways – a tender and touching tale that even stars two live pigeons!

Presented for cinema by Darcey Bussell, the double-bill will be a treat for Ashton fans and newcomers alike who can see live from Covent Garden the work of what the New York Times described as “one of the greatest classical choreographers of the 20th century”.

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance in cinema and the many platforms available.

Each year the number of cinema sites in the UK alone that carry Royal Opera House screenings is steadily increasing with more than 450 sites in the UK taking the entire Royal Opera House Cinema Season and more than 1,500 sites worldwide.