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Big screen Manon

Posted on May 23, 2011


trafalgarOn Wednesday, June 1, The Royal Ballet performance of Manon will be shown live on big screens across the country.  The free performance is part of the BP Summer Big Screen season.


Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet stars Alina Cojocaru as Manon, who falls into a life of lavish prostitution despite her love for Des Grieux, danced by Johan Kobborg. On screen, the performance will be introduced by Deborah Bull and BBC presenter Zeb Soanes.


The performance starts at 7.30pm, and will be shown at the following locations:


Trafalgar Square, London

Millennium Square, Bristol

Market Place, Derby

Market Square, Dover

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Centre Square, Middlesbrough

Chapelfield Plain, Norwich

The Piazza, Plymouth


See for more information.


Picture: Crowds at a screening in Trafalgar Square. Photograph: Sim Canetty-Clarke




Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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