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Manon-The Royal Ballet

November 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

- By Donation

Film screening of The Royal Ballet Covent Garden’s 1982 production of Manon – starring Salt Spring’s own prima ballerina Jennifer Penney.

A SSI Hospice Fundraiser.

Canadian dancer Jennifer Penney is a former Principal of The Royal Ballet. She won acclaim for her pure classical line and inspired such choreographers as Kenneth MacMillan, Hans van Manen, and John Neumeier.

Penney was born in Vancouver. She trained in British Columbia with Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally before entering The Royal Ballet Upper School in 1962. She graduated into the Company in 1963 and was promoted to Principal in 1970. Her role creations included in MacMillan’s Seven Deadly SinsElite SyncopationsFour SeasonsLa Fin du jourGloria and Orpheus, in Van Manen’s Four Schumann Pieces and in Neumeier’s Fourth Symphony. She also created sections of MacMillan’s Manon, including the Act III Swamp Pas de deux.

Penney’s other roles with The Royal Ballet included Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Clara (Rudolf Nureyev’s The Nutcracker), Juliet, the Aristocrat (Mam’zelle Angot) and roles in Song of the EarthAfternoon of a FaunIn the Night and Symphonic Variations. She retired from the Company in 1988. Her awards include a 1980 Evening Standard award.

 

Photo credit: Royal Opera House

Details

Date:
November 25, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
By Donation
Event Category:

Venue

ArtSpring – Theatre
100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
+ Google Map
Phone:
250-537-2102

Details

Date:
November 25, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
By Donation
Event Category:

Venue

ArtSpring – Theatre
100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
+ Google Map
Phone:
250-537-2102