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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

Pan



Daphnis | Chloë | Dorkon | Lykanion | Bryaxis | Pan

A figure from Greek mythology, Pan is variously cited as the god of shepherds, flocks, pastures, woodlands, hunting and rustic music. He was born with a full beard, as well as the horns and hindquarters of a goat, and was apparently such a sight that he caused the midwife to take flight in fright. Because of this he is sometimes also attributed as the god of sudden terror, hence the word 'panic'.

The stories of Pan tell of how he fell in love with an arcadian nymph called Syrinx, who spurned his advances. Fleeing from him, she ran down to a river and turned herself into the reeds to hide. Dejected, he fashioned a set of pipes from the reeds, now known as 'panpipes', or 'Syrinx', after the nymph herself.

In the ballet, it is supposed to be the memory of his love for Syrinx which causes Pan to take pity on Daphnis and Chloë, and come to their aid.

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Pan

Daphnis | Chloë | Dorkon | Lykanion | Bryaxis | Pan

A figure from Greek mythology, Pan is variously cited as the god of shepherds, flocks, pastures, woodlands, hunting and rustic music. He was born with a full beard, as well as the horns and hindquarters of a goat, and was apparently such a sight that he caused the midwife to take flight in fright. Because of this he is sometimes also attributed as the god of sudden terror, hence the word 'panic'.

The stories of Pan tell of how he fell in love with an arcadian nymph called Syrinx, who spurned his advances. Fleeing from him, she ran down to a river and turned herself into the reeds to hide. Dejected, he fashioned a set of pipes from the reeds, now known as 'panpipes', or 'Syrinx', after the nymph herself.

In the ballet, it is supposed to be the memory of his love for Syrinx which causes Pan to take pity on Daphnis and Chloë, and come to their aid.