The Royal Ballet of London has commissioned the sculptor Richard MacDonald for the monument to celebrate the Royal Ballet School. Richard MacDonald has been chosen to create a major bronze monument to classical dance that will be crowning the world’s most prestigious institute of dance.
The enduring nature of public sculpture places is a special responsibility on the artist who creates them. After devoting more than thirty years to the perfection of the human form in movement, Richard MacDonald is awarded with the honor of this commissioned scuplture project. This monument will be dedicated to Dame Ninette de Valois, the founder of the Royal Ballet of London.
The work for this monumental suite is being created in two studios established in London, one in the White Lodge and the other at Covenant Gardens. From initial creative conception to the final installation of a magnificent series of sculptures, this project is shaped in the mind of a master.
MacDonald sculptures are known for showing incredible movement, life and expression in every single piece. These models, or studies from life, are being cast in bronze, leading towards the ultimate creation of the larger than “life size” works for the Grand Coda,which will grace the entrance of the White Lodge in London.
It is a well-deserved honor for the artist Mr. MacDonald to be chosen as the official sculptor of this prestigious institute. The Royal Ballet School of London, supported by the Prince Charles, has produced some of the world’s most notable dancers.