Birmingham Royal Ballet Marketing Officer Will Southworth introduces the company’s Autumn 2012 Season, which includes two pieces performed during IDFB 2012:
Birmingham Royal Ballet opens its new season this week at Birmingham Hippodrome, becoming the first company to perform on the new stage!
Starting things off is Opposites Attract (26 – 29 Sept), a mixed bill of brilliant but contrasting work. American choreographer Jessica Lang made her European debut earlier this year when she created Lyric Pieces for Birmingham Royal Ballet, as a commission for International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012. Lyric Pieces is a delicate, charming and intriguing piece of dance set to the intimate piano music of Edvard Grieg.
Since its creation, David Bintley’s Take Five has become a firm favourite with Birmingham Royal Ballet’s fans. Exploring David’s love of jazz, and this instance the work of Dave Brubeck, Take Five is a delightful series of brilliantly choreographed vignettes, guaranteed to get your feet tapping!
Hans van Manen’s Grosse Fugue may be 40 years old, but it has lost none of its power. In one of the most visually striking pieces of dance you are ever likely to see, eight dancers perform a ritual dance of raw power and sexuality.
In total contrast to Opposites Attract, from 2 – 6 October the company presents the greatest classical ballet of them all, Swan Lake. In Sir Peter Wright’s and Galina Samsova’s epic production you’ll see not only breathtaking dance and hear truly stunning music, but you’ll also see some of the finest sets and costumes of any ballet production in the world. Tickets are very limited, so you’ll have to be quick!
For more information, and to book tickets, visit the website, or call 0844 338 5000.