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The Orpheus Suite



An introduction to Ellington
David Bintley discusses the appeal of the jazz legend
Storyguide
Read about the legend of Orpheus
Press quotes
Read reviews of previous performances
Colin Towns
Journalist Duncan Heining talks to the big band leader and composer of The Orpheus Suite

Take Five



David Bintley on the attraction of jazz
The creator of Take Five talks about his love of jazz
Rehearsal gallery
See shots from the Company studios

The

Shakespeare


Suite

Introduction
An overview of the ballet
Press quotes
Read quotes from reviews of previous performances
Character guides
Meet the characters portrayed in the ballet
Duke Ellington
Geoffrey Smith looks at Duke Ellington's relationship with dance

Bottom and Titania



Hamlet | Petruchio and Kate, a shrew | Richard III and Lady Anne | Macbeth and Lady Macbeth | Bottom and Titania | Othello and Desdemona | Romeo and Juliet

Character Guide:



The second comedic segment of the suite sees Titania cast under a spell to make her fall for the foolish Bottom, himself bewitched by her earlier in Shakespeare's play to appear with the head of an ass.

Unaware of their enchantment, the two characters enjoy themselves immensely, like a pair of giggling teenagers, laughing at each others jokes and thoroughly impressed with one another no small amount.

A bright and breezy piece, it marries itself to the jazz orchestration perfectly. David Bintley has fun with the choreography too, with Bottom at one point playing Titania like the prominent double bass of the score!

ENDS

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Bottom and Titania

Hamlet | Petruchio and Kate, a shrew | Richard III and Lady Anne | Macbeth and Lady Macbeth | Bottom and Titania | Othello and Desdemona | Romeo and Juliet

Character Guide:



The second comedic segment of the suite sees Titania cast under a spell to make her fall for the foolish Bottom, himself bewitched by her earlier in Shakespeare's play to appear with the head of an ass.

Unaware of their enchantment, the two characters enjoy themselves immensely, like a pair of giggling teenagers, laughing at each others jokes and thoroughly impressed with one another no small amount.

A bright and breezy piece, it marries itself to the jazz orchestration perfectly. David Bintley has fun with the choreography too, with Bottom at one point playing Titania like the prominent double bass of the score!

ENDS