“The conductor is the only person who can connect and make that bridge. Your gestures have to give the musicians an idea as to what is going on on stage but I try and do that when working with the singers by mouthing the words so there’s a connection.” – Jonathan Darlington
Watch a series of behind-the-scenes videos talking about the production of the ballet Iphigenia on Tauris. In his video, Jonathan discusses how he connects the musicians with both the dancers and the singers through his gesturing and other techniques.
The ballet premieres on Thursday 5 December with subsequent performances on December 8, 10, 12 and 15.