We’re delighted to announce that Birmingham Royal Ballet (alongside co-producing partner Dutch National Ballet) are one of 16 nominated projects in the running to win the prestigious FEDORA ballet prize - an accolade awarded to promising teams of co-producing partners and artists who collaborate on the creation of new opera or ballet co-productions.
The project nominated is a new work by Juanjo Arques titled Ignite, that will premiere in autumn 2018 as part of our Ballet Now programme. Ignite will take the work of the British painter William Turner ‘The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons’ as the main source of inspiration, guiding the viewer on a journey where eye and mind are triggered emotionally as vibrant colours become moving choreography.
Out of the 16 nominated projects currently on the platform, only four will move forward to the final round - one of which will be decided by a public vote - which is where we need your help! If you would like to show your support, you can read more about the project, the prize and vote over on the FEDORA platform. Public voting closes on 23 February.
HOW DO I VOTE?
When you arrive at the platform you will be asked to register to vote. In order to sign up, you can either select 'Sign Up with Facebook' or enter an email address. If you enter your email address you will be alerted that a confirmation email has been sent to your account, however you can navigate to the homepage and login and vote with the details you’ve entered, without awaiting this email.