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Beauty and the Beast
Coppélia
Moving Stateside
Serenade / Carmina burana
Shadows of War
Sylvia
The King Dances / Carmina burana
The Nutcracker

North tour spring 2014



Quatrain | Beauty and the Beast: Act I pas de deux | Hobson's Choice: Clog Dance and Lily of Laguna | La Fille mal gardée: Fanny Elssler pas de deux | Façade

There are no performances listed for North tour spring 2014

This breathtaking programme presents an exciting new work from Company dancer and choreographer Kit Holder and an early hit ballet by Sir Frederick Ashton, alongside 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.

QUATRAIN
Inspired by the fantastically exciting and vibrant tango rhythms of Astor Piazzolla's The Four Season's of Buenos Aires, Company First Artist Kit Holder creates his third ballet for the Company. With it's first performance at the second International Dance Festival Birmingham, after the success of Kit's 9-5 for the 2012 festival, this work is sure to be a great success.

BITESIZED BALLET
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:
Beauty and the Beast: Act I pas de deux
Hobson's Choice: Clog Dance and Lily of Laguna pas de deux
La Fille mal gardée: Fanny Elssler pas de deux

FACADE
Finally, based on Edith Sitwell's deliciously nonsensical poetry, Façade embraces the fun of it all with whole-hearted and wilful abandon. Be entertained by a series of delightful characters dancing tangos, foxtrots and waltzes, all with their tongues firmly in their cheeks. Choreographed in 1931, Façade was Sir Frederick Ashton's first big hit, and is full of the gentle comedy he is known and loved for - an enjoyable break from the sanity of everyday life!

'A jaunty treat... guaranteed to please'
THE TIMES ON FACADE

'Bubbling with ideas, and some of them are very good indeed'
THE ARTSDESK ON QUATRAIN

Credits


Façade


Music William Walton
Choreography Frederick Ashton
Design John Armstrong
Lighting Peter Teigen

Hobson's Choice: Clog Dance and Lily of Laguna


Music Paul Reade
Choreogrpahy David Bintley

Quatrain


Music Astor Piazzolla
Arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov
Choreography Kit Holder
Designs Adam Wiltshire
Lighting Johnny Westall-Eyre

La Fille mal gardée: Fanny Elssler pas de deux


Music Ferdinand Hérold
Choreography Frederick Ashton
Scenario Jean Dauberval
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