National Ballet of Canada
The Royal Ballet
We Not I
Premiere date and venue
National Ballet of Canada: TBC, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada
The Royal Ballet: TBC, The Royal Opera House, London, UK
Wayne McGregor brings Margaret Atwood’s post-apocalyptic vision to the stage in a three-act ballet, MADDADDAM based on the writer’s acclaimed trilogy of novels: 'Oryx and Crake', 'The Year of the Flood' and 'MaddAddam'.
Themes of extinction and invention, hubris and humanity are spliced together with aspects of Atwood’s non-fiction writings and political voice.
Featuring a specially commissioned score from Max Richter, lighting by Lucy Carter, design by We Not I, film by Ravi Deepres, and dramaturgy by Uzma
Hameed, this world premiere reunites the creative collaborators from McGregor’s
Olivier Award winning ballet Woolf Works.
Co-commissioned by National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Ballet.
Image: Martin Wegmann