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Southern leg


Allegri Diversi
The Dream Pas de Deux
Coppélia Act I excerpt
The Sleeping Beauty Act III Pas de Deux
La Fille mal gardée excerpt
Venues:
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
19-20 April 2011
Box Office: 01935 422 884
Hall for Cornwall, Truro
22-23 April 2011
Box Office: 01872 262466

Northern leg


Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Coppélia Act II
Concerto Pas de Deux
La Fille mal gardée Clogs
The Sleeping Beauty Act III Pas de Deux
Venues:
Gala Theatre, Durham
19-20 April 2011
Box Office: 0191 332 4041
Theatre Royal, York
22-23 April 2011
Box Office: 01904 623568


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Birmingham Royal Ballet triumphs in Japan
09 June 2011
Birmingham Royal Ballet to proceed with 2011 tour to Japan
15 April 2011
2011-12 season at Birmingham Hippodrome
21 March 2011
Birmingham Royal Ballet's split tour 2011
07 February 2011
An Evening of Music and Dance at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Friday 4 February 2011
10 January 2011
2011 international tour to Hong Kong
06 January 2011
Birmingham Royal Ballet's brand-new production of Cinderella
02 November 2010
Birmingham Royal Ballet's ArtsFest 2010 performances supported by The Ticket Factory
08 September 2010
Birmingham Royal Ballet's 2010 split tour
13 April 2010
Birmingham Royal Ballet announces only international engagement for 2010
18 March 2010
Company Gala to be attended by their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
25 February 2010
Birmingham Royal Ballet scoops prestigious South Bank Show award
27 January 2010
New production of Cinderella announced for winter 2010
07 December 2009
Birmingham Royal Ballet announce appointment of new Music Director
06 November 2009
Birmingham Royal Ballet Nominated for a TMA Award
15 October 2009
Promotions and New Dancers Announced
06 July 2009
Birmingham Royal Ballet Appoints New Ballet Master
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
Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Coliseum
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
Company announcements 2008
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
Swan Lake at the Belfast Grand Opera House
14 January 2008
Company tour Japan 2008
19 December 2007
The Nutcracker returns to the Birmingham Hippodrome
30 October 2007
Birmingham Royal Ballet triumphs at TMA Awards
22 October 2007
Guest Artists for autumn 2007 dates
17 September 2007
Sadler's Wells autumn 2007
13 September 2007
Birmingham Royal Ballet's autumn season at Birmingham Hippodrome
01 August 2007
End of Season Announcements
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
Royal Patron for Elmhurst School for Dance
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 split tour 2011


07 February 2011

The Company splits in two!



Birmingham Royal Ballet continues with its policy of presenting its diverse repertory to the widest possible audience into 2011. Between 19-23 April, the Company will once again split into two, with half of the Company travelling to the south-west of the country and the remaining half travelling to the north-east.

The split-tour initiative, now in its eighth year, enables the Company to present full-scale works, with some orchestral accompaniment, in mid-scale venues not normally associated with a Company of this size. 2011 will see the Company perform in Yeovil and Truro in the south-west and Durham and York in the north-east.

The works to be performed have been carefully chosen to demonstrate the versatility of Birmingham Royal Ballet, a company now firmly recognised as a major international force in the world of classical dance.

SOUTH-WEST TOUR SPRING 2011:


Allegri diversi / Classical ballet excerpts
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil: 19 - 20 April 2011
Hall for Cornwall, Truro: 22 - 23 April 2011

This programme presents Allegri diversi, choreographed by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s award-winning Director, David Bintley, alongside excerpts from some of the world-famous classical ballets with which Birmingham Royal Ballet has made its name.

Allegri diversi
Full of quivering jumps and turns, dance phrases that freeze into unpredictable poses, and speeds that reach impressive highs, Allegri diversi is an energetic classical ballet to Rossini’s bubbly score with choreography by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director David Bintley. Allegri diversi, first performed by Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, received its world premiere in 1987 and was first performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2004.

Bite-size ballet
Some of the best bits from the Company’s current repertory: Titania and Oberon's romantic pas de deux from Frederick Ashton's The Dream, an excerpt from Act I of one of the great 19th-century comedies, Petipa and Delibes’ Coppélia (production by Peter Wright), the stunning, virtuoso grand pas de deux from the greatest of all classical ballets, Petipa and Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty (production by Peter Wright) and an excerpt from Frederick Ashton's La Fille mal gardée.

NORTH-EAST TOUR SPRING 2011:


Slaughter on Tenth Avenue / Classical ballet excerpts
Gala Theatre, Durham: 19-20 April 2011
Theatre Royal, York: 22-23 April 2011

This programme presents Slaughter on Tenth Avenue from one of the great 20th-century choreographers, George Balanchine, Act II from Peter Wright’s production of Coppélia and excerpts from the company’s rich and varied classical repertory.

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Created by great ballet choreographer George Balanchine for the musical On Your Toes!, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue is a crazy 1930s comedy. After discovering that a hit-man in the audience is to shoot him as soon as his stage routine is over, a luckless leading man has no option but to extend his frantic solo until the cops arrive. Music by the great Richard Rodgers completes this theatrical extravaganza.

Coppélia ACT II
The second act of this heart-warming classic takes us inside Dr Coppélius’s house. Swanilda and her friends have broken in to discover the identity of the mysterious girl on the balcony. Hilarity and drama ensue as Dr Coppélius tries to steal Swanilda’s boyfriend’s soul to bring the girl, revealed as a doll, to life. On the spur of the moment, Swanilda tricks him into believing it has worked by impersonating the doll herself. Choreography is by Marius Petipa, Enrico Cecchetti and Peter Wright.

Bite-size ballet
Three more best bits from the Company’s current repertory: the astoundingly beautiful pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto with music by Shostakovich, the hilarious clog dance from Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, and the stunning, virtuoso grand pas de deux from the greatest of all classical ballets, Petipa and Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty (production by Peter Wright).

ENDS

For further press information please contact:
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 split tour 2011

The Company splits in two!



Birmingham Royal Ballet continues with its policy of presenting its diverse repertory to the widest possible audience into 2011. Between 19-23 April, the Company will once again split into two, with half of the Company travelling to the south-west of the country and the remaining half travelling to the north-east.

The split-tour initiative, now in its eighth year, enables the Company to present full-scale works, with some orchestral accompaniment, in mid-scale venues not normally associated with a Company of this size. 2011 will see the Company perform in Yeovil and Truro in the south-west and Durham and York in the north-east.

The works to be performed have been carefully chosen to demonstrate the versatility of Birmingham Royal Ballet, a company now firmly recognised as a major international force in the world of classical dance.

SOUTH-WEST TOUR SPRING 2011:


Allegri diversi / Classical ballet excerpts
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil: 19 - 20 April 2011
Hall for Cornwall, Truro: 22 - 23 April 2011

This programme presents Allegri diversi, choreographed by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s award-winning Director, David Bintley, alongside excerpts from some of the world-famous classical ballets with which Birmingham Royal Ballet has made its name.

Allegri diversi
Full of quivering jumps and turns, dance phrases that freeze into unpredictable poses, and speeds that reach impressive highs, Allegri diversi is an energetic classical ballet to Rossini’s bubbly score with choreography by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director David Bintley. Allegri diversi, first performed by Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, received its world premiere in 1987 and was first performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2004.

Bite-size ballet
Some of the best bits from the Company’s current repertory: Titania and Oberon's romantic pas de deux from Frederick Ashton's The Dream, an excerpt from Act I of one of the great 19th-century comedies, Petipa and Delibes’ Coppélia (production by Peter Wright), the stunning, virtuoso grand pas de deux from the greatest of all classical ballets, Petipa and Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty (production by Peter Wright) and an excerpt from Frederick Ashton's La Fille mal gardée.

NORTH-EAST TOUR SPRING 2011:


Slaughter on Tenth Avenue / Classical ballet excerpts
Gala Theatre, Durham: 19-20 April 2011
Theatre Royal, York: 22-23 April 2011

This programme presents Slaughter on Tenth Avenue from one of the great 20th-century choreographers, George Balanchine, Act II from Peter Wright’s production of Coppélia and excerpts from the company’s rich and varied classical repertory.

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Created by great ballet choreographer George Balanchine for the musical On Your Toes!, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue is a crazy 1930s comedy. After discovering that a hit-man in the audience is to shoot him as soon as his stage routine is over, a luckless leading man has no option but to extend his frantic solo until the cops arrive. Music by the great Richard Rodgers completes this theatrical extravaganza.

Coppélia ACT II
The second act of this heart-warming classic takes us inside Dr Coppélius’s house. Swanilda and her friends have broken in to discover the identity of the mysterious girl on the balcony. Hilarity and drama ensue as Dr Coppélius tries to steal Swanilda’s boyfriend’s soul to bring the girl, revealed as a doll, to life. On the spur of the moment, Swanilda tricks him into believing it has worked by impersonating the doll herself. Choreography is by Marius Petipa, Enrico Cecchetti and Peter Wright.

Bite-size ballet
Three more best bits from the Company’s current repertory: the astoundingly beautiful pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto with music by Shostakovich, the hilarious clog dance from Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, and the stunning, virtuoso grand pas de deux from the greatest of all classical ballets, Petipa and Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty (production by Peter Wright).