A Young Dancer On Dancing In Her First Opera, A Royal Opera Production Of Orfeo

“Behind the scenes of Orfeo with a young dancer”

The Royal Opera and Roundhouse teamed up for an experimental production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, considered to be the “first great opera.”

The production included a group of young dancers brought in via East London Dance. Unlike productions of The Nutcracker, where the even younger dancers typically decorate specific scenes, these dancers were an integral part of the show.

You can find out more from Yamin Cogan de Abreu above, creative members below or see the full production here.


“Michael Boyd and members of the Creative team discuss the young people involved in Orfeo”

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a BFA and MA in Dance from UNC-Greensboro and a PhD in Cultural Studies from The Ohio State University. In addition to staging his own works, Clyde performed with NC's New Performing Dance Company and San Francisco's The High Risk Group. Clyde returned to performing in 2015 with an improvisational project called Working Sessions.

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