The Royal Ballet
Concept, Direction & Choreography
Franz Schubert, with piano solo by Robert Clark
Originally danced by
Marianela Nuñez, Zenaida Yanowsky, Eric Underwood, Edward Watson
Premiere date and venue
15 December 2007, The Royal Opera House, London
Nimbus was McGregor's first work as Resident Choreographer for The Royal Ballet following his appointment in 2006.
Specially commissioned for the World's Stage Gala at The Royal Opera House, Nimbus was set to Franz Schubert's 19th century piano solo Impromptu in G flat, op.90 no.3, marking a departure to McGregor's previous works with The Royal Ballet, Chroma and Qualia.
Image by Johan Persson © ROH.