Mr Worldy Wise Act 1

Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, LONDON 30 July 1996
Choreographer:Twyla Tharp.

Principal Dancers: Irek Mukhamadov, Darcey Bussell, Tetsuya Kumakawa, Leanne Benjamin, Mara Galeazzi, Stuart Cassidy, William Trevitt.

In a moment of darkness, Mister Worldly-Wise, a powerful, carnal, driven man, fears for himself. The world is at his feet, but what is he worth? His disquiet is interrupted by a vision of Mistress Truth-on-Toe, who startles him with the possibility of something higher. But she vanishes, and so does the darkness. He is restored to his extraordinary life. He is a showman and a show-off. His imagination is rich, but his heart is vain. His grandeur punishes his apprentice, Master Bring-the-Bag. Mister Worldly-Wise is finding it harder and harder to keep up with himself, and with his world. He puts himself in the centre of everything, and nothing works. His creations are dissolving in chaos. He is at the edge of madness.

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