Inspiration in Motion - Sliver of Sky

24 Apr

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson leads dancers from The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Rambert in a new ballet choreographed by Ludovic Ondiviela. Sliver of Sky is presented in association with Amnesty International UK and takes its inspiration from the human rights issues championed by the charity. Ludovic Ondiviela explained the thinking behind the piece:

"Reading about the experience of solitary confinement has led me to explore the emotional and psychological journey of the detainees and their families. Human beings are essentially social beings and isolation and extreme loneliness can drive people to madness. How does someone find hope when locked up for 23 hours a day in a 6ft by 9ft cell when the only view of the outside is through a tiny window which offers a sliver of sky?"

Sliver of Sky cast: Lauren Cuthbertson and Matthew Ball (The Royal Ballet), Begoña Cao, James Forbat and Francisco Bosch (English National Ballet), Hannah Rudd and Luke Ahmet (Rambert), Kesi Rose Olley-Dorey and Russell Fine, Phil Snowden (Actor).

Tickets include admission to a post-show reception with the cast, artistic team and representatives of Amnesty International UK. Sliver of Sky is produced by Inspiration in Motion, a charity promoting dance and related performance arts. Net proceeds will go to future projects. The charity focuses on three main activities:

  • Commissioning and supporting new works
  • Broadening the audiences for dance
  • Supporting education and training


Produced by Inspiration In Motion in association with Amnesty International UK

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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