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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

Romeo and Juliet



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:



Often played by the same dancers who take the leads in Kenneth MacMillan's full length classical ballet version, this segment portrays all of the exhaustive emotion of the two star-crossed lovers.

An example of love at its most innocent and pure, Romeo and Juliet contrast with all of the previous segments in that theirs is a love as-yet untarnished by cynicism - or bewitchment by fairies! The last of the characters that we meet in the piece, we share in their glorious declaration of love for one another, before the rest of the cast join them on stage together for the finale.

ENDS

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Romeo and Juliet

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:



Often played by the same dancers who take the leads in Kenneth MacMillan's full length classical ballet version, this segment portrays all of the exhaustive emotion of the two star-crossed lovers.

An example of love at its most innocent and pure, Romeo and Juliet contrast with all of the previous segments in that theirs is a love as-yet untarnished by cynicism - or bewitchment by fairies! The last of the characters that we meet in the piece, we share in their glorious declaration of love for one another, before the rest of the cast join them on stage together for the finale.

ENDS