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Quatrain | Kin. | Les Rendezvous

The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham 24 - 25 April 2014

After the success of the Company's 2012 performances, Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to International Dance Festival Birmingham with two new commissions from young choreographers and one of Sir Frederick Ashton's best-loved ballets.

QUATRAIN
Inspired by the fantastically exciting and vibrant tango rhythms of Astor Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Company First Artist Kit Holder creates his third ballet for the Company. Following the success of his previous work, 9-5, which featured in IDFB 2012, these premiere performances of his latest work are keenly anticipated.

KIN.
An exciting new ballet from Royal Opera House Choreographic Affiliate, Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate and former Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer, Alexander Whitley. The ballet, to music by young American composer Phil Kline, will receive its premiere at International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014. Not to be missed!

LES RENDEZVOUS
A huge hit when it was first performed in 1933, Les Rendezvous was the first ballet in which Ashton put aside the comedy for which he was known and concentrated on pure technique. Loosely based round a group of friends meeting up in a park, the ballet is a series of fiercly difficult divertissements which give the whole cast the chance to show off their virtuosity.

Performance length


Approx 1 hours and 48 minutes

Credits


Kin.


Music Phil Kline
Choreography Alexander Whitley
Designs Jean-Marc Puissant
Lighting Peter Teigen

Les Rendezvous


Music Daniel Auber
Arranged and orchestrated by Constant Lambert
Choreography Frederick Ashton
Designs Anthony Ward
Lighting Peter Teigen

Quatrain


Music Astor Piazzolla
Arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov
Choreography Kit Holder
Designs Adam Wiltshire
Lighting Johnny Westall-Eyre
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