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#igbarbican: Dolly Brown

As January draws to a close, we’re looking back at some of the highlights from our Instagrammer in Residence, Dolly Brown aka @londonlivingdoll to share some of our favourite shots.

Throughout the month, she has been backstage with the Royal Ballet for Les Enfants Terribles, been in rehearsal with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle for Peter Sellars’ new opera, Le grand macabre, visited The Curve to see the new installation by Siobhan Davies Dance, material / rearranged / to / be and made it just in time to see The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined in the Art Gallery.

For more photographs from Dolly, follow @londonlivingdoll and view our Instagrammer in Residence hashtag #igbarbican





Final shot from this past weekend’s performance by @londonsymphonyorchestra of Ligeti’s “Le grand macabre” at the weekend. These ‘half staged’ performances have been a hallmark of the collaboration between Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars, starting with a revelatory Bach St Matthew’s Passion in 2010. Last year’s performance of Debussy’s “Pelléas et Melisande” (also @barbicancentre) involving a set consisting of solely of some neon tubes was pared back yet devastating and musically lush. This Ligeti has been another huge success and I feel privileged to have seen it and to have been backstage with these incredible artists. Pictured, Pavol Hunka as Nekrotzar, i.e. Le grand macabre, i.e. Death, as he is about to lay waste to the world.

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We’ll be announcing February’s Instagrammer in Residence soon so make sure you’re following us on Instagram @barbicancentre for more unique views of the Barbican architecture and our programme, seen through the lens of Instagram.