A weekend performance of Wayne McGregor’s ‘Tetractys — The Art of Fugue’ was cancelled at Covent Garden after the Royal Ballet’s new Bolshoi recruit Natalia Osipova sustained mild concussion during the Saturday matinee.
The RB posted this statement:
“We are sorry to announce that tonight’s performance of Tetractys – The Art of Fugue will not go ahead, due to an injury sustained by Natalia Osipova during the matinee. Thiago Soares is also unwell.
It is clearly an unusual step to cancel a performance, but the complex nature of Tetractys – The Art of Fugue has made it impossible to rehearse a second cast in the time available.
We are hopeful that the cast will have recovered in time for the next performance of the mixed programme on Tuesday 11 February.
Rhapsody and Gloria will both go ahead tonight, but patrons will either have the option of leaving and requesting a full refund, or of staying for the two ballets and receiving a third of their money back.
We would like to apologize again for the inconvenience and disappointment caused.”
Photo: Rosalie O’Connor