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IDFB 2014 Programme Two



Quatrain | Kin. | Façade

There are no performances listed for IDFB 2014 Programme Two

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!

FACADE
Finally, based on Edith Sitwell's deliciously nonsensical poetry, Façade embraces the fun of it all with whole-hearted and wilful abandon. Be entertained by a series of delightful characters dancing tangos, foxtrots and waltzes, all with their tongues firmly in their cheeks. Choreographed in 1931, Façade was Sir Frederick Ashton's first big hit, and is full of the gentle comedy he is known and loved for - an enjoyable break from the sanity of everyday life!

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Approx 1 hours and 47 minutes

Credits


Façade


Music William Walton
Choreography Frederick Ashton
Design John Armstrong
Lighting Peter Teigen

Kin.


Music Phil Kline
Choreography Alexander Whitley
Designs Jean-Marc Puissant
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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