Hero Arcadia.

Arcadia | 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café | Le Baiser de la fée

Three enthralling one-act ballets: in Arcadia the ancient god Pan is unleashed, as Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Ruth Brill makes her first commissioned piece to a new score composed by renowned saxophonist John Harle.

A colourful host of endangered animals seek shelter from the storm at the Penguin Café. Featuring a morris-dancing flea, a ballroom-dancing ram, a woolly monkey and many more, ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café is a witty and poignant look at man’s effect on the world.

Finally, in Le Baiser de la fée a young boy’s life is marked from the moment a fairy saves his life in the snow, unleashing magical joys and sorrows in choreographer Michael Corder’s beautiful interpretation of this classic Hans Christian Andersen tale.

All three performances in this joyful programme feature live music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

Arcadia was made possible with the support of The Big Give 2016, The Oakley Charitable Trust, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s New Work Syndicate 2016, and Birmingham Royal Ballet Director’s Appeal 2016.

'So perfect you could watch it every day... an ingenious work.'


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