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North-East tour spring 2013

Take Five | Giselle: Act II pas de deux | Façade: excerpts | The Dream: pas de deux | The Grand Tour

There are no performances listed for North-East tour spring 2013

This breathtaking programme presents a work from Birmingham Royal Ballet’s award-winning Director, alongside one from a master of the Broadway stage, and thrilling excerpts from some of the world-famous classics with which Birmingham Royal Ballet has made its name, all performed to live music from members of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

A great lover of jazz, Take Five is Company Director David Bintley's latest jazz creation. Set to the iconic music of the legendary Dave Brubeck, this lighthearted, laid-back, elegant ballet takes life calmly in its stride.

Birmingham Royal Ballet once again brings you a selection of stunning exceprts from some of the world's best-loved ballets. This year's excerpts are:
Giselle Act II excerpts
Façade: 'Popular Song,' 'Foxtrot' and 'Tango'
The Dream pas de deux.

All aboard for the roaring 20s! Setting out for Europe, our heroine, a doughty American spinster, can't believe her luck when she embarks on her cruise and finds herself in the company of a feast of famous faces. However, it turns out that Noël Coward, Gertrude Stein and George Bernard Shaw, to name but a few, aren't necessarily the friendliest of shipmates. Add stowaways and a rather handsome Chief Steward into the mix and things might get a little... complicated.

Choreographer of many films and hit Broadway shows, American Joe Layton's The Grand Tour is a genuinely funny take on the eccentric celebrities that populated England's stages, screens and newspapers in the 1920s, accompanied by unique orchestral renditions of Noël Coward songs.


Giselle: Act II pas de deux

Music Adolphe Adam
Choreography Marius Petipa

Take Five

Music Dave Brubeck
Choreography David Bintley
Designs Jean-Marc Puissant
Lighting Peter Mumford

The Grand Tour

Music Noël Coward
Freely adapted and orchestrated by Hershy Kay
Choreography Joe Layton
Designs John Conklin
Lighting Peter Teigen

The Dream: pas de deux

Choreography Frederick Ashton
Music Felix Mendelssohn
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