Company Wayne McGregor | Universe: A Dark Crystal Odyssey

UniVerse: A Dark Crystal Odyssey is a conscious meditation on the climate crisis, addressing themes of exploitation, destruction, apathy and ultimately hope. Originally inspired by The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s cult fantasy film about a suffering planet and a divided race, the work depicts an earth torn apart by extremes with an urgent need to be saved.
Immersive digital environments and innovative costumes create a surprising blend of fantasy and documentary. The high-voltage choreography in dialogue with the spoken word strikingly evokes the inseparability of humanity from nature. This modern ecological myth questioning how we can coexist and save ourselves is masterfully performed by the extraordinary dancers of Company Wayne McGregor.

Director and choreographer Wayne McGregor
Music Joel Cadbury
Film Design Ravi Deepres
Lighting Design Lucy Carter
Costumes and headwear Philip Delamore, Alex Box
Oral poetry Isaiah Hull
Dramaturgy Uzma Hameed
Dancers Winnie Asawakanjanakit, Rebecca Bassett-Graham, Naia Bautista, Jordan James Bridge, Chia-Yu Hsu, Hannah Joseph, Jasiah Marshall, Salomé Pressac, Salvatore De Simone, Mariano Zamora Gonzalez
A co-production of The Royal Ballet and Studio Wayne McGregor in association with The Jim Henson Company

Italian premiere


STALLS and I-II-III ROW BALCONIES € 34,00 € 24,00 € 27,00
I GALLERY and IV ROW BALCONIES € 35,00 € 24,00 € 30,00
II GALLERY € 20,00 € 16,00 € 18,00

*reserved for under30 and over65

Student ticket 50% of full price**
**reserved for students of Primary Schools, Secondary Schools of first and second grade, Universities and Institutes, Conservatories. The Student Ticket can be purchased only at the Ticket Office, upon presentation of the International Student Card, or the university booklet or other document on headed paper proving the enrollment for the current year.

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How to purchase tickets

This performance is part of the Percorso Danza of the 2024 Season.
On sale ONLINE and at the Teatro Grande ticket office.
The ticket office of the Teatro Grande is open from Tuesday to Friday from 1PM to 7PM; on Saturdays from 10PM to 1PM and from 3.30PM to 7PM. For information biglietteria@teatrogrande.it.