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Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern DVD (The Royal Ballet)

The Royal Ballet collection of Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern in DVD showcases the contemporary side of the company from three leading choreographers.

A star-studded cast featuring Francesca Hayward and Vadim Muntagirov in Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour explores seven couples separating and intermingling, lit with the vivid colours of a sunset to music by Vivaldi and Ezio Bosso.

Medusa, inspired by a Greek myth, was a new work produced for The Royal Ballet by the acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with Natalia Osipova in the lead role.

The Olivier Award-winning Flight Pattern creates a poignant and passionate reflection on migration, combining Crystal Pite and Gorecki's haunting Symphony of Sorrowful Songs with a large dance ensemble.

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Within the Golden Hour
Dancers: Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Francesca Hayward, Sarah Lamb, Vadim Muntagirov, Valentino Zucchetti, Alexander Campbell

Natalia Osipova
Olivia Cowley
Matthew Ball
Ryoichi Hirano

Flight Pattern
Kristen McNally, Marcelino Sambé, artists of The Royal Ballet

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductors: Jonathan Lo (Within the Golden Hour, Flight Pattern)
Andrew Griffiths (Medusa)
Choreographers: Christopher Wheeldon (Within the Golden Hour)
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Medusa)
Crystal Pite (Flight Pattern)
Composers: Ezio Bosso & Antonio Vivaldi (Within the Golden Hour)
Henry Purcell & Olga Wojciechowska (Medusa)
Henryk Górecki (Flight Pattern)
Costumes: Jasper Conran (Within the Golden Hour)
Olivia Pomp (Medusa)
Nancy Bryant (Flight Pattern)
Sopranos: Ailish Tynan (Medusa)
Francesca Chiejina (Flight Pattern)
Counter-Tenor: Tim Mead (Medusa)

Extra Features: Interview with Christopher Wheeldon and Jasper Conran; Interview with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Interview with Crystal Pite; Cast Gallery

Sound: LPCM 2.0 + DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Duration: 121 mins
Within the Golden Hour

"Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is a cascade of loveliness, musical bodies shimmering across a richly coloured stage that glows like something precious." The Guardian

"...a serene and fluent display piece." The Independent

"Sarah Lamb, partnered by Alexander Campbell, is among the immortals. She is soft and sure, silk and marble." The Spectator


"As a gorgon, Osipova moves with stark, scary power, commanding the stage." The Independent

"Osipova is mesmerising... Her subtle, supple shifts from brittleness to sinuous ease make her body both serpent and statue." The Spectator

Flight Pattern

"Pite is a genius choreographer. She has no need for drawn-out and tortured emoting; she can put a lump in your throat with a single well-chosen gesture... She reinvents the corps de ballet, a body morphing en masse, reshaping the architecture of the stage. Most importantly, she makes deeply human work... genuinely moving and quietly brutal." The Guardian

"... [a] heartrending response to the refugee crisis, beautifully led by Marcelino Sambé and Kristen McNally." Evening Standard

"Crystal Pite’s monumental Flight Pattern. Responding to the refugee crisis, Pite’s massed movements are full of both elemental power and aching humanity." The Independent


Olivier Awards 2018: Flight Pattern - Winner, Best New Dance Production