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Thick & Tight presented Night Suites in the Winter of 2021 at the Paul Hamlyn Hall, Royal Opera House for family audiences. The piece was specially commissioned by the Royal Opera House; to respond to The Nutcracker and create a work designed for family audiences, especially young children.
The piece takes inspiration from stories by E.T.A Hoffmann, the author of Gothic fantasies such as The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Sandman and the inspiration for the ballet Coppelia. Night Suites takes the audience on a journey through a suite of different dreams, conjured by a dream-creature who is playful, mischievous, shape shifting and altogether magical.
Choreography: Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry
Performers: Jordan Ajadi & Daniel Hay-Gordon
Costume Design: Tim Spooner
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Commisioned by the Royal Ballet's Learning & Participation Team