The Royal Ballet
Concept, Direction and Choreography
Wayne McGregor and Vicki Mortimer
Originally danced by
Christina Arestis, Leanne Benjamin, Helen Crawford, Lauren Cuthbertson, Cindy Jourdain, Laura Morera, Sian Murphy, Samantha Raine, Christina Elida Salerno, Jaimie Tapper, Ricardo Cervera, Paul Kay, Adam Linder, Tim Matiakis, Ernst Meisner, Ludovic Ondiviela, Ivan Putrov, Edward Watson, Thomas Whitehead
Premiere date and venue
3 December 2003, Royal Opera House, London, UK
'McGREGOR SEEMS TO PUT HIS DANCERS IN TOUCH WITH A FUTURE THE REST OF US HAVEN'T REALLY GLIMPSED.'
- Judith Mackrell, The Guardian
Qualia, meaning a raw and sensory experience, marked Wayne McGregor's debut on The Royal Opera House stage, featuring a sensorial pas de deux that was originally created for Edward Watson and Leanne Benjamin.
Images of original production (top) by Bill Cooper © ROH.
Images of YAGP Gala © VAM/Visual Arts Masters.