Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion

History comes full circle in Perpetual Motion as we present RWB favourites intended for our 80th Retrospective, Rodeo and Seventh Symphony.​

Rodeo

Theatrical ballet at its finest, Agnes de Mille’s exuberant and amusing Rodeo portrays our universal desire to be loved – and our fear of rejection from those we love. The awkward, tomboyish Cowgirl vies for the attention of the Head Wrangler at The Burnt Ranch and discovers love where she least expects it.

Seventh Symphony

From grace to stoicism to lightheartedness and ending with an explosion of energy, Toer van Schayk’s powerful choreography adds nuance to Beethoven’s eponymous symphonic masterpiece. This ballet is a potent reminder that dance has the power to transcend and represents the light at the end of a dark tunnel, hopeful and convinced of a radiant new future.

Featured Creative Team

    Rodeo - Choreography

    Agnes de Mille

    Rodeo - Costume Design

    Frances Dafoe

    Seventh Symphony - Music

    Ludwig van Beethoven ‘Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92’

    Rodeo - Staged By

    Terry Orr

    Rodeo - Lighting Design

    Adapted by Rob Mravnik

    Seventh Symphony - Scenery Design

    Toer van Schayk

    Rodeo - Music

    Aaron Copland

    Seventh Symphony - Choreography

    Toer Van Schayk

    Seventh Symphony - Costume Design

    Toer van Schayk

    Rodeo - Scenery

    Oliver Smith

    Seventh Symphony - Original Staging

    Malin Thoors Watt

    Seventh Symphony - Lighting Design

    Jan Hofstra