We love a bit of set design here at Livingetc, so we were more than intrigued to see what three contemporary artists would conjure up for the Royal Ballet’s exciting collaboration with the National Gallery entitled Metamorphisis: Titian 2012. Based on three Titian’s great paintings of the Diana and Actaeon myth, three short ballets were choreographed around sets designed by Conran Shawross, Mark Wallinger and Chris Ofili. Wallinger’s vision included futuristic two way mirrors, Ofili opted for psychedelic forest like scenery, and Shawcross put a giant robot behind the dancers, whose single lit arm mirrored the dancer’s movements. Tonight the piece will be shown live on big screens across the UK for free, see where you can watch here.
Kate, Editorial Assistant
Photography: Johan Persson, courtesy of ROH