Kibwe Tavares creates ballet ‘Aisha and Abhaya’ for Royal Opera House

We’re proud to announce that ‘Aisha and Abhaya’ a modern ballet created by Kibwe Tavares opens today at The Royal Opera House.

Aisha and Abhaya are two sisters in a fantastical world, but one riven with familiar troubles and dangers. Seeking refuge from their violent homeland, they struggle to fight and survive in a new country, in this contemporary tale of hope, fearlessness and love.

Aisha and Abhaya brings together visually stunning film, animation and live performance, with choreography by Sharon Eyal, music by Sharon’s regular collaborator Ori Lichtik and rising star GAIKA, and beautifully lavish costumes by Uldus Bakhtiozina. This world premiere is a co-production between The Royal Ballet and Rambert, in association with BBC Films and Robin Saunders.

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