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Leonardo da Vinci: Masterpieces of Motion

Leonardo dancers

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Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
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  • Next event: Friday, 25 Oct 2019
    6 upcoming events
    Friday, 25 Oct 2019; Saturday, 26 Oct 2019; Sunday, 27 Oct 2019; Friday, 1 Nov 2019; Saturday, 2 Nov 2019; Sunday, 3 Nov 2019
  • 19:00 - 20:30 (approx.)
  • Adult £30.00
    Under 17 / Disabled £25.00
    Family (2 adults and 3 under 17s) £110.00
  • The performance starts at 19:00, but please arrive at the Admission Centre by 18:40 at the latest to allow time to enter the State Apartments. The Admission Centre will open at 18:20. Please note, due to the unique location of the performances, latecomers cannot be admitted.
  • Adults, Children / Families
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Leonardo dancers and Leda

Finding inspiration in 'The head of Leda' ©

Masterpieces of Motion, part of our Leonardo 500 programme, is a unique family event combining curation, dramatisation and dance interpretation. The magnificent State Apartments will provide the backdrop to your journey through the life and imagination of this incredible artist.

Following an introduction by Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings and curator of the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, join six dancers and actors as they respond to the fascinating world of Leonardo through movement, storytelling and poetry. Centred on the choreography of Edwin Ray, lead dancer in Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, this evening of modern and immersive performances will captivate all ages.

A highlight of this experience will be the presence of the six original Leonardo drawings that inspired the performances, displayed for you to view up-close.

Please note that only a small portion of this event is seated. Seats are unallocated. For the most part, the audience will stand and move with the performers.

Leonardo dancers

Rehearsing in St George's Hall ©

Leonardo dancers

Mirroring one of Leonardo's anatomical studies ©

Practical information
  • This special event is intended for children, young people and adults. It is not suitable for children under 7.
  • Please ensure you allow yourself enough time to enter the Castle via the Admission Centre, go through security and walk up to the State Apartments. This walk is uphill and will take approximately 5-10 minutes.
  • The performance starts at 19:00, but please arrive at the Admission Centre by 18:40 at the latest. The Admission Centre will open at 18:20. Due to the unique location of the performances, latecomers cannot be admitted.
  • The event will begin in the Waterloo Chamber with a seated introduction. The audience will then move into St George’s Hall for an immersive performance. There will be no seating in St George’s Hall, except for a small number of benches. The audience will move with the performers. All seats are unallocated.
  • Each performance will last approximately 90 minutes. There will be no interval.
  • Mobile telephones must be left in the secure cloakroom.
  • Food and drink cannot be consumed in the State Apartments. There will be no refreshments available.
  • Please note, photography and filming will take place on at least one of the evenings.
  • For access requirements, please call +44 (0)303 123 7324.
  • This event is not eligible for 1-Year Pass.
Related exhibition
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

A nationwide exhibition of drawings to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death

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