Royal Ballet of Flanders

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  • 16 August 2009

This article is from 2009.

Royal Ballet of Flanders

The last time this dynamic company was in Edinburgh, they were performing William Forsythe’s off-kilter, Impressing The Czar. Two years later, the Royal Ballet of Flanders is back with another impressively unconventional work, The Return of Ulysses. Choreographed by German Christian Spuck, and inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, the show centres on Penelope, left behind for 20 years while her husband fights in the Trojan War. Blending music by Purcell and crooners from the 1940s and 50s, expect drama and humour in equal measure.

Edinburgh Playhouse, 473 2000, 21–23 Aug, 8pm; 24 Aug, 2.30pm, £10–£42.

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