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Burberry champions British roots with The Royal Ballet collaboration

Chloe Burney
05 April 2023

Daniel Lee, Burberry's Chief Creative Officer, is joining forces with Director and Choreographer Wayne McGregor to create the costumes for his latest work for The Royal Ballet.

The new ballet production by McGregor, currently Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet, premieres on 9 June 2023 and will be performed at the Royal Opera House in London.

This new one-act piece is set to music by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, with lighting design by Lucy Carter and set design by the late Cuban-born American artist Carmen Herrera, who passed away aged 106 in 2022. This will be McGregor’s 20th work for The Royal Ballet and follows his revival of ‘Woolf Works’ in March 2023.

Collaboration sits at the heart of McGregor's practice, he commented: "For this extraordinary Royal Ballet project with the late, great minimalist artist Carmen Herrera we dreamt of collecting together a stellar team.

"Daniel Lee, an artist with unbridled imagination, is creating work of innovation, motion, and piercing beauty. And with his exceptional passion for all forms of dance, he felt like a natural ally. Together, with the Burberry team, we are working on something truly special – honouring Carmen whilst forging our own evolutionary path."

Burberry's Daniel Lee

Burberry's Daniel Lee

Burberry appointed Daniel Lee as its new Chief Creative Officer in November 2022.

Daniel Lee, Chief Creative Officer at Burberry, added: "It is such a pleasure, and of course an honour, to collaborate on this extraordinary project with so remarkable a team. It’s always been a dream to create costumes for dance which is such a passion of mine."

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