We've been nominated for a Fedora Prize and we need your help. Please vote for us here.
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We are committed to creating new ballets and showcasing emerging choreographers, composers and designers. Since 2017, eight ballets have been commissioned through Ballet Now, an initiative led by Birmingham Royal Ballet to create a legacy of new traditions, new talent and new ballets.
Our latest Fedora nomination is for Morgann Runacre-Temple's work Hotel, to be premiered by the Company in 2022.
Morgann is making not one, but two new ballets - one for the stage and one a bespoke dance-for-camera piece - both exploring the same story and setting: Hotel.
Morgann will work with her collaborative partner Jessica Wright. Jess & Morgs will bring their film-making experience to create a playfully interactive, multimedia live performance using pre-recorded and live camera work projected onto the scenery. The performers will interact with the on-stage cameras, which will be characters in themselves, allowing audiences behind the doors of the Hotel and into the secret lives of the occupants.
Morgann Runacre-Temple is a freelance choreographer from London working in ballet, contemporary dance, theatre, film and opera. She has made work for Northern Ballet, Scottish Ballet, English National Ballet, Ballet Central, The Print Room, Images of Dance, Northern Ballet Choreographic Lab 2016, Royal Ballet Participation, BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2017 and Wilton’s Music Hall.
Hotel will feature a specially commissioned score from Swedish-born Mikael Karlsson. Now living and working in New York, Mikael has been described as 'the composer of the future' (Dagens Nyheter). Hotel is Mikael's first UK commission.
You can listen to some of Mikael's work using the playlist above.
Sami Fendall is an exciting new voice in the world of stage design and Hotel is her first large-scale ballet commission. Sami's initial designs won the Linbury Prize for Stage Design, the prestigious award that aims to support the next generation of designers for the stage.