We are delighted to announce our 2017–18 season – 12 months of world-class dance and music in productions that range from traditional classical ballet, to works that celebrate some of the best choreographers of the 20th century, and to new ballets created for the Company.
Performances start in autumn 2017 and include the return of family favourite Aladdin. To celebrate the work of one of the great British choreographers, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, 25 years after his death, the Company performs a Mixed Programme that includes two iconic works: Concerto and Elite Syncopations. These appear alongside David Bintley’s iconic ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café,which is also performed in a second mixed programme with Michael Corder’s Le Baiser de la fée and Arcadia, a new ballet by the Company’s own Ruth Brill.
After the hugely popular and well-loved delights of Sir Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker in the run up to Christmas, we see the return of his glorious production of The Sleeping Beauty, classical ballet at its most exquisite. This is followed in the summer by an energy-filled mixed programme, featuring former Company dancer Alexander Whitley’s Kin. and the mesmeric In the Upper Room from dance legend Twyla Tharp, alongside a brand-new work.
The year comes to a close with another work from MacMillan, the powerful and dramatic Romeo and Juliet.
Younger audience members continue to enjoy Birmingham Royal Ballet’s First Steps programme. These hour-long, interactive shows are specially adapted for children age 3+. A storyteller captures their imagination, introducing the music, leading characters and some of the technical magic – the perfect introduction to ballet. Further projects take place in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s touring venues across the country. From primary schools to care homes, community centres to museums, the Company unlocks amazing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
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