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On Their Toes!

Theme and Variations | Grosse Fuge | Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

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Three one-act ballets of energy, joy and entertainment.

Grosse Fuge sees the delicate interplay between groups of men and women who initially seem to ignore one another, before finally dancing together in glorious celebration.

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue is a crazy 30s comedy, its humour and vitality providing sparkling entertainment. After discovering a hitman in the audience is to target him as soon as his stage routine is over, a luckless leading man has no option but to extend his frantic solo until the cops can arrive!

Finally Theme and Variations is a joyous ballet, and the first that Birmingham Royal Ballet performed following the Company's move to the midlands. With its thrilling Tchaikovsky music and sumptuous décor, it has delighted audiences all over the world, being described as 'a compressed Sleeping Beauty'!


Grosse Fuge

Music Ludwig van Beethoven
Choreographer Hans van Manen
Sets Jean-Paul Vroom
Costumes Hans van Manen
Lighting Jan Hofstra

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

Music Richard Rodgers
Choreography George Balanchine (© The George Balanchine Trust)
Design Kate Ford
Lighting Johnny Westall-Eyre

Theme and Variations

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography George Balanchine (© The George Balanchine Trust)
Staging Desmond Kelly
Designs Peter Farmer
Lighting Peter Teigen
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