Dancers bring royal Leonardos to life

Performances by dancers and actors are to bring Windsor Castle’s matchless collection of Leonardo drawings to life.

Six of the sinewy anatomical Renaissance drawings will be given a new dimension with choreography by Edwin Ray, lead dancer with Matthew Bourne’s dance company New Adventures.

Windsor Castle is home to the Royal Collections Trust which is custodian of the world's largest collection of Leonardos. Dancers from New Adventurers and actors will be performing dance and drama in the State Apartments for half term audiences of children and young people in six evening performances in October of Masterpieces of Motion, part of the Royal Collection’s Leonardo 500 programme, marking 500 years since the artist’s death.

The performance will follow an introduction by Martin Clayton, the collection’s head of prints and drawings and curator of the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, on show at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, until October 13 before travelling to Edinburgh’s Holyrood Palace.

The event takes place over two weekends, Oct 25, 26, 27 and Nov 1, 2 and 3.



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