Hot Docs is screening THE ROYAL BALLET’S MAYERLING on November 17 . Experience the intensity, madness, and passion that run through this classic story of Crown Prince Rudolf in a superb staging by London’s Royal Ballet.
“The Hamlet of ballet” – Financial Times
Dangerous desires and family secrets twist through every moment of Mayerling, the classic ballet based on the life and death of Crown Prince Rudolf, the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire. With one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer, Kenneth MacMillan has choreographed a complex work full of impressive ensemble moments and solos of distinctive character. Beautifully staged by London’s Royal Ballet, this story, which contrasts the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.
Co-presented with Tours en l’air Ballet Holidays
“Sex, drugs and revolution in the Royal Ballet’s superb staging” – The Guardian