Like Water For Chocolate
A modern Mexican classic of magic realism provides the basis for The Royal Ballet’s new full-length work, reuniting Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon with the creative team who transformed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale into dance, composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley.
The ballet is inspired by Laura Esquivel’s novel – a captivating family saga where the central character’s emotions spill out through cooking to influence everyone around her in startling and dramatic ways. In this co-production with American Ballet Theatre, Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra also acts as musical consultant for Talbot’s newly commissioned score, and Wheeldon has worked closely with Esquivel to reshape her richly layered story into an entertaining and engrossing new ballet.
Cast and Creatives
Tita Francesca Hayward
Pedro Marcelino Sambé
Music Joby Talbot
Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
Conductor Alondra de la Parra
Designer Bob Crowley
Approximate running time: about 3 hours 10 minutes, including one interval.
This is a cinema event. Recorded live from the Royal Opera House. Delayed Live broadcast.