Twyla Tharp's Mr Worldly Wise - ACT 2

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.

Mister Worldly-Wise wakes in a land he does not know. It is the universe of Mistress Truth-on-Toe and her company. He observes their movements with astonishment. Here is a realm of order and proportion and community and grace, in which activity never conquers dignity, and work is not an affair of vanity. Mister Worldly-Wise has before him the example of undispersed souls, and he looks and learns. Suddenly Mistress Truth-on-Toe invites him to join their company. Hoping that he may be worthy of a place among them, he accepts her invitation, and finds his place. It is away from the centre.

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