Bravo to Yorke Dance Project for rekindling this particular flame, and for burning it so brightly.”

Graham Watts

Premiere: 10 October 2023

The Royal Opera House, London

Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s chamber ballet Sea of Troubles has been performed by Yorke Dance Project to critical acclaim at the Royal Opera House and in theatres across the UK.

Now YDP, in association with The Royal Ballet, immortalise on film this visceral and emotional ballet.

Sea of Troubles is Kenneth MacMillan’s highly acclaimed ballet based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This classic tale of grief, despair, revenge, power and madness are seen from Hamlet’s perspective in this short, powerful ballet. Choreographed in 1988, its relevance remains undiminished and resonates deeply.

Filmed on location at the historic Hatfield House,  Sea of Troubles premiered at the Royal Opera House, London on World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2023.

Dancers: Romany Pajdak (The Royal Ballet), Dane Hurst, Oxana Panchenko, Freya Jeffs, Edd Mitton, Ben Warbis

Support Sea of Troubles Film

Sea of Troubles needs your financial support.

Your contributions will go directly to essential costs involved in completing the film and launching our outreach activities. Every donor will be invited to a screening and listed in the film’s onscreen credits.

This is a wonderful opportunity to support diverse, world-class, freelance artists and educators. We hope you will become part of our team.

If you would like to know more about supporting Sea of Troubles please contact the company at mail@yorkedance.com.