En Pointe

Wayne McGregor and Daniel Lee are collaborating on a Burberry ballet
By Ella Joyce | Fashion | 6 April 2023

Wayne McGregor photographed for The HERO Winter Annual 2021 by Fabien Kruszelnicki

After presenting his inaugural collection of signature trench coats and British sensibility for Burberry in London earlier this year, Daniel Lee has just announced his next move as the brand’s creative director. Continuing to expand the house’s cultural footprint, Lee will collaborate with multi award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor to create the costumes for his latest work at The Royal Ballet.

Set to receive its world premier in June, this will be McGregor’s 20th work for The Royal Ballet as Resident Choreographer. While the title is yet to be announced, we do know this one-act work is set to music from Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir alongside set design from the late Cuban-born American artist Carmen Herrera.

Speaking on this upcoming project, McGregor said; “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.” With collaboration remaining at the heart of both visionaries creative practice, Lee commets; “It is such a pleasure, and of course an honour, to collaborate on this extraordinary project. It’s always been a dream to create costumes for dance which is such a passion of mine.”

Tickets will be released April 13th via The Royal Opera House, more info here

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