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Strictly Dancing



Paquita



Introductory notes
Read about the evolution of this ballet
Galina Samsova
Find out more about the Producer of the ballet
Female roles
Read how Paquita allows the girls to shine after the male-dominated Edward II

Nine Sinatra Songs



Introductory notes
How Sinatra inspired the dance
Twyla Tharp
What built the choreographer's reputation?
Reviews
Read what the critics have said about previous BRB performances of the ballet

Daphnis and Chloë



Introductory notes
Find out about the original creative team behind the ballet
Character overviews
Find out about the characters in the ballet
Charmed Life: John Craxton RA
Find out about the artist responsible for the ballet's designs

Daphnis



Daphnis | Chloë | Dorkon | Lykanion | Bryaxis | Pan

Daphnis is a goatherd, and the hero of our story. As a baby, he was found in a field by his adopted father Lamon, who takes the child home and raises him with the help of his wife, Myrtale. As he grows up, he falls in love with a shepherdess named Chloë, who has been adopted by another couple. Neither child is aware of their true parentage, but there are clues that they are both of noble lineage.

The figure is not to be confused with another character called Daphnis from Greek mythology, a son of Hermes. Also a shepherd, and a flautist, he is cited as the inventor of pastoral poetry, and was taught to play the pan pipes by Pan. Despite these coincidences, the Daphnis from the story on which the ballet is adapted is not considered to be based on this character.

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Daphnis

Daphnis | Chloë | Dorkon | Lykanion | Bryaxis | Pan

Daphnis is a goatherd, and the hero of our story. As a baby, he was found in a field by his adopted father Lamon, who takes the child home and raises him with the help of his wife, Myrtale. As he grows up, he falls in love with a shepherdess named Chloë, who has been adopted by another couple. Neither child is aware of their true parentage, but there are clues that they are both of noble lineage.

The figure is not to be confused with another character called Daphnis from Greek mythology, a son of Hermes. Also a shepherd, and a flautist, he is cited as the inventor of pastoral poetry, and was taught to play the pan pipes by Pan. Despite these coincidences, the Daphnis from the story on which the ballet is adapted is not considered to be based on this character.