JIMI HENDRIX's Music To Be Adapted By Royal Ballet

The Sunday Times is reporting that the music of Jimi Hendrix will be adapted by the Royal Ballet and turned into a dance sequence at Covent Garden.

Internationally renowned dancers will interpret Hendrix songs performed in a classical style using violins, guitars, flutes and drums arranged by Nigel Kennedy, the violinist.

Six performances will take place in May at the Royal Opera House in London and one will be relayed live to a big screen in Trafalgar Square.

The ballet company hopes that it will appeal to people who were Hendrix’s fans when he was alive, many of them now in their sixties, as well as a new generation that has been drawn to his music.

News of the production was not greeted with universal delight last week. Steffan Chandler is the son of the late Chas Chandler, bassist with the British rock group THE ANIMALS who "discovered" Hendrix in 1966 and was a lifelong friend. He said he found the idea of a ballet "laughable." Read more.

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