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Beauty and the Beast

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Storyguide
Read the fairy-tale story of the ballet
The nature of the Beast
Find out about the Beast's costume
Activity sheet
Click here for a printable activity sheet featuring the Wild Girl
Archives: Beauty and the Beast
John Percival on the creation of the ballet
David Bintley on Beauty and the Beast
Read a new interview with David from earlier in 2008
Video clips

Cardiff 2008



Birmingham Royal Ballet return to Cardiff in autumn 2008 for a week of shows at the wales Millennium Centre.

The Company perform three Stravinsky ballets, The Firebird, Le Baiser de la fée and Petrushka, 21 & 22 October 2008, and David Bintley's gothic fairytale, Beauty and the Beast, 23-25 October 2008.

For information and articles on all four of the ballets, follow the links around the page.

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The Firebird

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Storyguide
Read the fairy-tale story of the Firebird
Children's activity sheet
Click here for a printable colouring and puzzle sheet featuring the Firebird herself
Press quotes
See what the critics thought The Firebird.
The history of The Firebird
Read more about the creation of the ballet
Introductory notes
Your first destination for information on one of Stravinsky's most popular ballets

Le Baiser de la fée

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Introduction
Find out about this ballet, and the other versions that have preceded it.
Michael Corder
Read the biography of the choreographer
The Fairy's Kiss
Michael Corder discusses his new piece

Petrushka

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Introduction to Petrushka
Find out about the creation of the ballet, and one of the few narrative scores in Stravinsky's career
Behind-the-scenes: the shoe supervisor
A behind-the-scenes interview with Michael Clifford, Birmingham Royal Ballet's shoemaster, where he explains why Petrushka demands more work than Sleeping Beauty.
The Acrobat and the Ringmaster
Read about the prolific partnership of Stravinsky and Diaghilev
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