Saturday, 20 October 2012

BRB in London

Birmingham Royal Ballet arrive in London on Tuesday (23 October) for a short season of ballets at Sadler's Wells Theatre.They are not bringing their production of Swan Lake which is currently being toured to other venues. Instead we have six one-act ballets spread over two evenings with a mix of old and new.

Hans van Manen's Grosse Fuge will be familiar to many and it is being teamed with two recent ballets. Lyric Pieces by American choreographer Jessica Lang, to music by Edvard Grieg, and Take Five, David Bintley's ballet to music by Dave Brubeck.

American film and show choreographer Joe Layton's The Grand Tour opens the second evening. It pays homage to the 20's in amusing fashion and uses music by Noel Coward.. It is teamed with Faster, and The Dream. Faster is the second collaboration between David Bintley and Australian composer Matthew Hindson and is a tribute to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Dream is of course another older masterpiece, Frederick Ashton's perfect jewel of compressed story telling and lyricism.

More details from the Sadler's Wells website.

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