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David Bintley announcement
26 June 2008
Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to announce that its Director, David Bintley is, in addition to his post with the Company, to be appointed Artistic Director of the New National Theatre Ballet Company, Tokyo. The appointment is for an initial three-year period commencing in 2010, until then he will become Artistic Advisor to the Company.
This will further enhance the existing relationship between the two Companies and follows the hugely successful staging of Bintley's Carmina Burana (Tokyo 2005) and his current work with the company, the creation of a new full length ballet Aladdin, due to premiere at the New National Theatre on 15th November 2008.
Christopher Barron, Chief Executive of Birmingham Royal Ballet said:
'We are thrilled that David will be able to combine both posts, which we believe will create many opportunities for cooperation between the two Companies, both on, and off stage. It provides an even larger arena to showcase David, the Company and what is excellent about The City of Birmingham and those people who live and work within it'
In its statement issued today, the New National Theatre said:
'David Bintley brings his excellent experience as an Artistic Director, his extraordinary talent which is acknowledged throughout the world and a deep respect from the dancers and the theatre. We look forward to him bringing more of his works into the Company whilst making full use of his skills and knowledge as an artistic programme. Under his direction, we look forward to seeing individuals at all levels of the Company grow as they face new and exciting challenges.'
For further press information please contact:
Simon Harper, Media and PR Manager, on 0121 245 3562; Email: SimonHarper@brb.org.uk
or Claire Lishman, Media and PR Officer, on 0121 245 3549 Email: ClaireLishman@brb.org.uk
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