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21 March 2011
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07 February 2011
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10 January 2011
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06 January 2011
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02 November 2010
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08 September 2010
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13 April 2010
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18 March 2010
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25 February 2010
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27 January 2010
New production of Cinderella announced for winter 2010
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Promotions and New Dancers Announced
06 July 2009
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18 June 2009
Birmingham Royal Ballet's Summer Performances at the Hippodrome
13 May 2009
Birmingham Royal Ballet announces 2009-10 season
09 April 2009
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26 March 2009
Birmingham Royal Ballet's Spring 2009 Season at the Birmingham Hippodrome
09 February 2009
Birmingham Royal Ballet's Triumphant Return from China
06 February 2009
Birmingham Royal Ballet's Tour to China
18 December 2008
Appointment of New Chairman to Birmingham Royal Ballet Board
03 December 2008
Birmingham Royal Ballet to take part in Spring Dance at the London Coliseum
22 October 2008
Company invites first-time attenders for free
06 October 2008
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15 July 2008
David Bintley announcement
26 June 2008
Summer season at Birmingham Hippodrome 2008
12 May 2008
Desmond Kelly OBE Appointed as Artistic Director of Elmhurst
07 May 2008
Birmingham Royal Ballet Unveils 2008/09 Season
28 April 2008
Dance Track Celebrates 10 Years and Expands
02 April 2008

Scheme to find talented Youngsters to reach Aston, Lozells and Handsworth
02 April 2008
Young and old unite at Easter
01 April 2008
Five Years of Freefall Dance
11 March 2008
Iain Mackay and Sylvia Jimenez Announce Future Plans
06 March 2008
Chi Cao to Feature in Film Adaptation of Bestseller
04 March 2008
National Dance Awards for Desmond Kelly, Marion Tait and Carol-Anne Millar
23 January 2008
Swan Lake and All That Jazz at the Birmingham Hippodrome
15 January 2008
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14 January 2008
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19 December 2007
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30 October 2007
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22 October 2007
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17 September 2007
Sadler's Wells autumn 2007
13 September 2007
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01 August 2007
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08 July 2007
Principal dancer Robert Parker announces 2006/07 season his last
05 February 2007
Newly appointed Director of Learning
25 January 2007
BRB to debut at 2007 Virginia Arts Festival
08 December 2006
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17 October 2006
BRB to perfom romantic classic Romeo and Juliet at Birmingham Hippodrome
25 August 2006
BRB announcements August 2006
10 August 2006
Development Director appointed at Birmingham Royal Ballet
16 June 2006
Elmhurst School for Dance appoints new Artistic Director
02 February 2004

 
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Birmingham Royal Ballet's Spring 2009 Season at the Birmingham Hippodrome


09 February 2009

David Bintley’s major reworking of Sylvia
The welcome return of ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café


Birmingham Royal Ballet's Spring Season 2009 at the Birmingham Hippodrome will see the Company present David Bintley’s reworked production of Sylvia and Pomp and Circumstances, a mixed programme consisting of Serenade, Enigma Variations and 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café.

In Sylvia, David Bintley has revisited his original 1993 production for the Company, offering a humorous trip through time to learn valuable lessons in love. When the marital strife between Count Guccioli and his wife threatens to disrupt their anniversary celebration, the Count’s infidelities endanger the burgeoning love between Amynta and Sylvia, their servants. It is left to the God of Love, Eros (in disguise as a gardener) to reconcile their differences as he takes them, and us, back to the age of mythical Rome in order to teach them all a lesson about Love.

Delibes delightful score and Sue Blane's creative designs bring the colourful cast of Gods and Goddesses, slave girls and pirates to life.

Pomp and Circumstances features three very different ballets; pure dance, an Edwardian period piece and a perennially popular showstopper. Balanchine's Serenade is beautiful abstract dance which originated as an exercise to show the difference between classroom work and performance. It heralded the beginning of a remarkable new cultural development and is now an internationally known classic. Set to Tchaikovsky’s 'Serenade for Strings', Serenade is a pure dance work for an almost entirely female cast.

In Ashton's Enigma Variations, Edward Elgar's friends are brought to life in dance. Each variation is an affectionate portrayal of one of his circle of close acquaintances. The piece is Elgar's best-known large-scale composition and secured his reputation as a composer of national, even international standing.

David Bintley's 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café has enchanted and thrilled audiences in London, Australia, Japan and the USA. First performed by the Royal Ballet in 1988, 'Still Life' is an ecological extravaganza with its morris dancing flea, dapper penguins and foot-tapping score by Simon Jeffes and designs by Hayden Griffin.

Performances at the Birmingham Hippodrome:
Sylvia: 25 -28 February at 7.30pm, 26 February at 2pm, 28 Feb at 2.30pm
Pomp and Circumstances: 4-7 March at 7.30pm, 5 and 6 March at 2pm, 7 March at 2.30pm

Please note an additional performance has been added in response to demand on Friday 6 March at 2pm.

ENDS

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Simon Harper, Media and PR Manager, on 0121 245 3562; Email: SimonHarper@brb.org.uk
or Claire Lishman, Media and PR Officer, on 0121 245 3549 Email: ClaireLishman@brb.org.uk

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Birmingham Royal Ballet's Spring 2009 Season at the Birmingham Hippodrome

David Bintley’s major reworking of Sylvia
The welcome return of ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café


Birmingham Royal Ballet's Spring Season 2009 at the Birmingham Hippodrome will see the Company present David Bintley’s reworked production of Sylvia and Pomp and Circumstances, a mixed programme consisting of Serenade, Enigma Variations and 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café.

In Sylvia, David Bintley has revisited his original 1993 production for the Company, offering a humorous trip through time to learn valuable lessons in love. When the marital strife between Count Guccioli and his wife threatens to disrupt their anniversary celebration, the Count’s infidelities endanger the burgeoning love between Amynta and Sylvia, their servants. It is left to the God of Love, Eros (in disguise as a gardener) to reconcile their differences as he takes them, and us, back to the age of mythical Rome in order to teach them all a lesson about Love.

Delibes delightful score and Sue Blane's creative designs bring the colourful cast of Gods and Goddesses, slave girls and pirates to life.

Pomp and Circumstances features three very different ballets; pure dance, an Edwardian period piece and a perennially popular showstopper. Balanchine's Serenade is beautiful abstract dance which originated as an exercise to show the difference between classroom work and performance. It heralded the beginning of a remarkable new cultural development and is now an internationally known classic. Set to Tchaikovsky’s 'Serenade for Strings', Serenade is a pure dance work for an almost entirely female cast.

In Ashton's Enigma Variations, Edward Elgar's friends are brought to life in dance. Each variation is an affectionate portrayal of one of his circle of close acquaintances. The piece is Elgar's best-known large-scale composition and secured his reputation as a composer of national, even international standing.

David Bintley's 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café has enchanted and thrilled audiences in London, Australia, Japan and the USA. First performed by the Royal Ballet in 1988, 'Still Life' is an ecological extravaganza with its morris dancing flea, dapper penguins and foot-tapping score by Simon Jeffes and designs by Hayden Griffin.

Performances at the Birmingham Hippodrome:
Sylvia: 25 -28 February at 7.30pm, 26 February at 2pm, 28 Feb at 2.30pm
Pomp and Circumstances: 4-7 March at 7.30pm, 5 and 6 March at 2pm, 7 March at 2.30pm

Please note an additional performance has been added in response to demand on Friday 6 March at 2pm.