DANSOX presents Film Night: New Wave Ballet
A screening of the newly reversioned documentary film New Wave Ballet. Featuring interviews and never before seen archival footage, New Wave Ballet explores British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan's early work. Lynne Wake introduced the film and the screening was followed by a discussion led by Dame Monica Mason, (Hon Fellow), who danced in Sir Kenneth's ballets (especially Rite of Spring and Song of the Earth) and who talked about her work with him. Lady Deborah MacMillan, Sir Kenneth's widow, kindly joined us for the evening.
Dame Monica Mason is former Director of The Royal Ballet, a position she held 2002–2012. In 2002, she was awarded an OBE and in 2008 was created a Dame Commander for her services to dance. In 2014 she became Chairman of The Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund.
Lynne Wake was a professional ballet dancer with the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet (now Birmingham Royal Ballet) before becoming a filmmaker.
A drinks reception followed the screening and discussion.