On Your Marks!

23 Jun 2022 – 25 Jun 2022
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All eyes are on Birmingham this summer for the Commonwealth Games – and to mark the moment, BRB’s Director Carlos Acosta is bringing together three thrilling works for a triple bill presented as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival 2022. On Your Marks celebrates the expressive energy and gravity-defying athleticism of the company’s world-class dancers.

Jorge Crecis created the dazzling 12 for Acosta Danza, Carlos Acosta’s company – and dancers from BRB and Acosta Danza will be teaming up for the first time to premiere a new version of this ‘dance-sport’ dive into the power of teamwork, retitled 24. Brilliant young Brazilian choreographer Juliano Nunes, whose recent pieces include commissions for NDT2 and Marie-Agnès Gillot, has created Interlinked, a new work inspired by the games. And to close, a dynamic, ecstatic ode to the power of nature and the glory of movement: Will Tuckett’s Lazuli Sky, set to John Adams’s irresistible Shaker Loops and premiered by BRB to great acclaim in 2020. No false starts here!

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'There are springing leaps, thoughtful couplings, scenic projections, all pulsing with positive energy. Arranged against the galloping strings of John Adams’s Shaker Loops, the choreography radiates serenity, capturing the majestic repose of the natural world.'

The Observer on Lazuli Sky

'The dance builds up stunning momentum and intricacy — weaving and knotting, bursting out and leaping. Exhilarating.'

The Times (Review of 12 by Acosta Danza)

The creation of Lazuli Sky was generously supported by Oak Foundation's Special Interest Programme

Castsheets can be downloaded here. They are added for each performance as casting is confirmed.

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