For two years Robert Heindel followed the Birmingham Royal Ballet in both their home city and to Sadler Wells in London in order to see the extensive work evolve in its entirety.
'Arthur' provided a wealth of serious, rather sobering material and in doing so provoked some of the most profound panels Heindel ever painted. Many dealt upon the mood of the central characters, their passion, their hatred and ultimately hopelessness. Painted primarily in dark tones that captured the theatrics of stage and lighting, occasionally the artist would allow the shock of red to mirror the intensity of a pas de deux.
The paintings and drawings from Arthur were created in the studio from 2000 onwards; they represent the largest body of work, over sixty pieces, from a single ballet.