Wikipedia:WikiProject Ballet/October 2014 editathon

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Royal Opera House editathon
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Monica Mason and Jann Parry in conversation, 25 October 2014
Editors, 25 October 2014

The Royal Opera House and Wikimedia UK request your company at an editathon focusing on Kenneth MacMillan, a former director and principal choreographer at the Royal Opera House. Kindly hosted in the Amphitheatre Restaurant at the Royal Opera House in central London on Saturday 25 October 2014. Please sign up now and join us on the 25th.

The plan is to improve the coverage of Kenneth MacMillan and his works, some of which don't yet have articles on Wikipedia. We have a biography on him in eleven languages, but coverage of some of the people he worked with is weaker. As well as subject expertise and lunch, the ROH will be able to provide material from their library and archive collections including ephemera such as newspaper cuttings, and programmes. As well as members of the ROH Collections department on hand, present will be Monica Mason, former director of The Royal Ballet and a dancer who created a number of roles for MacMillan, and Jann Parry, author of the comprehensive MacMillan biography Different Drummer.

  • Date: Saturday 25 October 2014, 10:00am–3.00pm (doors open at 10:00 and we will start at 10:30)
  • Venue: Amphitheatre Restaurant at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (directions). Entrance is from the Covent Garden piazza or from Bow Street. Ask a member of staff for directions to the Restaurant.
  • Participants: All welcome! We are hoping to have participation from several staff members and some external writers as well as interested Wikipedians. There is space for around 30 people in total.
  • Registration: Please sign up here.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Contacts: Any questions? Please contact Jonathan Cardy (WMUK)


Please sign up here. You will need a laptop - if you don't have one, we will have a few available to borrow, but please let us know in advance.

Online resources


  • The Kenneth MacMillan website, including a biography and details on all his works.
  • The ROH Collections website, containing a database of Royal Opera House performances and an overview of items within the Collections.
  • The ROH website, providing information about productions performed at the Royal Opera House and details about the artists who have worked there.
  • A brief overview of MacMillan's works by Christina Franchi, former archivist at the ROH Collections.

Royal Ballet programmes

For the duration of the editathon a number of The Royal Ballet's programmes will be available to view as PDFs online. The programmes contain essays from academics and other commentators.

Video content



The Rite of Spring

Romeo and Juliet

The Prince of the Pagodas


Full-length ballets

One-act ballets

Ballet dancers who created roles in MacMillan ballets

Designers who collaborated


Disability Access

The Amphitheatre restaurant and its toilets are wheelchair accessible. For more info on access visit: their site