Monday 19 March 2012, 12:10 | By CMU Editorial
Boy George, Wale for Mark Ronson ballet
Boy George, US rapper Wale and Jonny Pierce of The Drums will appear in Mark Ronson’s previously reported collaboration with the Royal Ballet School, it’s been announced.
The contemporary ballet, entitled ‘Carbon Life’, will comprise nine love songs co-composed by Ronson and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt, with orchestration courtesy of Rufus Wainwright.
Boy George and Pierce – who wrote two tracks for Ronson’s 2010 LP ‘Record Collection’ – will perform as part of an on-stage cast that also includes The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, alt-pop soloist Hero Fisher and American MC Black Cobain.
Mark Ronson and Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor will discuss the production, which premieres on 5 Apr at The Royal Opera House, during a live-streamed broadcast taking place on Friday.