Royal Ballet Lands An Outsider Choreographer

The company named Wayne McGregor as its new resident choreographer, and it’s an oddly inspired choice. “The world as seen by Wayne McGregor is a world apart from the warm, centrally heated classrooms of the Royal Ballet School and the dainty interval sandwiches of Covent Garden. It is a mindset that engages with the real world of conflict and abandonment, of cruelty and technological revolution, of commonality and infinite human difference. It is a new world for the Royal Ballet, a renaissance by any other name.”