Tag Archives: Elisha Willis

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET TO PERFORM AT SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC

April 19, 2016

Comments Off on BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET TO PERFORM AT SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET TO PERFORM AT SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC Birmingham Royal Ballet Principal Dancers Elisha Willis and Tyrone Singleton will be making the short journey to Stratford-upon-Avon this week to take part in the BBC and Royal Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare Live! From the RSC.   During 2016 Birmingham Royal Ballet are presenting seven […]

Continue reading...

Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet Spring Passions

March 14, 2012

Comments Off on Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet Spring Passions

Daphnis and Chloë Elisha Willis as Chloë and Iain Mackay as Daphnis photo Bill Cooper

Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet Spring Passions Spring Passions – Daphnis and Chloë/The Two Pigeons Birmingham Royal Ballet London Coliseum Tuesday, 13th March 2012 For every saucepan, there’s a lid. But how they became separated and what happens along the way, well, that’s a whole ballet.  So it is with The Two Pigeons. […]

Continue reading...

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE AT SYMPHONY HALL BIRMINGHAM

January 18, 2012

Comments Off on BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE AT SYMPHONY HALL BIRMINGHAM

Media release: Wednesday 18 January 2012 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE AT SYMPHONY HALL BIRMINGHAM Presented by David Bintley, CBE Performance: Friday 17th February at 7.30pm Town Hall & Symphony Hall Ticket Office: 0121 780 3333 or visit the Town Hall website. For one performance only, Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to […]

Continue reading...

Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory

October 20, 2011

Comments Off on Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory

ballet dancers in red pointe shoes

Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory Sadlers Wells, London Wednesday, October 19th 2011 It was a night about pointe shoes. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Autumn Glory triple bill gives us Checkmate/Symphonic Variations and Pineapple Poll; we start with a strategy and finish with fun, and there’s a sandwich filling of pure dance and no plot.  Nowhere to […]

Continue reading...

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella on DVD now

April 12, 2011

1 Comment

Today I’d like to recommend an excellent DVD choice – Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella. Starring Elisha Willis and Iain Mackay, the costumes and sets are sumptously sparkling.  Enjoy !

Continue reading...

Birmingham Royal Ballet presents Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée at Birmingham Hippodrome

February 3, 2011

1 Comment

dancer in arabesque

Birmingham Royal Ballet presents  Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée at Birmingham Hippodrome   Performances: Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 March 2011 Tickets are available online via the Birmingham Hippodrome Ticket Office or by phone on 0844 338 5000. Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to Birmingham Hippodrome with Frederick Ashton’s charming production of La Fille mal […]

Continue reading...

Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella televised on Christmas Day

December 24, 2010

2 Comments

the cast of Cinderella on stage

Hello everyone, Just a reminder in case you have a trillion other things on your mind right now; when you’ve burst your way through all the presents tomorrow, and the dishwasher is busy with the aftershocks of your lunch extravaganza, the premiere of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s sumptuous new production of Cinderella will be shown on BBC […]

Continue reading...

Birmingham Royal Ballet – the first 20 years in photographs

December 1, 2010

Comments Off on Birmingham Royal Ballet – the first 20 years in photographs

Birmingham Royal Ballet was formed when the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet (as it was known then) was invited by Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Hippodrome to set up a permanent base at the theatre. 20 years later, Birmingham Royal Ballet has decided to show off it’s diverse and rich repertoire, where they average 130 […]

Continue reading...

Christmas ballet on TV 2010

November 28, 2010

2 Comments

This Christmas, BBC2 will be showing David Bintley’s new Cinderella for Birmingham Royal Ballet Performed by the Birmingham Royal Ballet in its 20th anniversary year, BBC Two broadcasts a new production of Cinderella – a dazzling visual experience choreographed by David Bintley. The BBC will film the first cast, which is as follows : Elisha Willis/Cinderella […]

Continue reading...

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Pointes of View – reviewed

October 17, 2010

3 Comments

Ballet NEWS

Pointes of View  Birmingham Royal Ballet  Sadlers Wells, 16th October 2010  Birmingham Royal Ballet’s visit to London closes with this triple bill entitled Pointes of View, which promises such varied treats as Concerto, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue & In the Upper Room.   Alexander Campbell had an excellent show; in fact he’s been consistently excellent all […]

Continue reading...

Birmingham Royal Ballet Autumn Tour updated details

September 2, 2010

Comments Off on Birmingham Royal Ballet Autumn Tour updated details

two dancers wearing orange on stage

Romeo and Juliet Iain Mackay as Romeo and Jenna Roberts as Juliet. Photograph : Roy Smiljanic In the Upper Room Elisha Willis Angela Paul Carol-Anne Millar Jonathan Payn Robert Parker and James Grundy. Photograph : Bill Cooper Media release: Thursday 2 September 2010BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2010 AUTUMN SEASON KICKS OFF at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME Kenneth MacMillan’s […]

Continue reading...

Ballet NEWS | BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS THE SOUTH BANK SHOW AWARD

January 27, 2010

13 Comments

dancer dressed as Geisha

I’m sure you’ll all join me in congratulating Birmingham Royal Ballet on their much deserved win.  I saw this programme last year and regular readers will recall my surprise at being almost catapulted from my seat in The Manhattan Project.  The ballet is adventurous and engaging, with great use of the stage from the dancers as you’d […]

Continue reading...

Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cyrano

November 13, 2009

20 Comments

Elisha Willis as Roxanne and Robert Parker as Cyrano, Photo : Bill Cooper

Cyrano Birmingham Royal Ballet Sadlers Wells, 12th November 2009 Romantic story ballets are always an audience favourite and Cyrano is no exception, mixing comedy and musical theatre with classical ballet. The sets are wonderful, beautifully lit by Mark Jonathan, and used to great effect – Cyrano climbing a tree or Christian climbing up the ivy-clad […]

Continue reading...

Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet Quantum Leaps

November 11, 2009

11 Comments

two dancers partner each other on stage

Birmingham Royal Ballet Quantum Leaps Powder | E=mc² | The Centre and its Opposite Sadlers Wells, 10th November 2009 Elisha Willis & Joseph Caley in E=mc² Photo :  Bill Cooper Birmingham Royal Ballet’s autumn season arrived in London this week and it is a chance to see this forward-thinking, powerhouse of a Company on top […]

Continue reading...

Cupcakes & Conversation with Elisha Willis, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

August 24, 2009

73 Comments

Cupcakes & conversation with Elisha Willis, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet Elisha Willis by Peter Tiegen Elisha will be performing the lead role (first cast) of Roxane in David Bintley’s Cyrano. She is also dancing in David’s new E=mc² and Garry Stewart’s The Centre and its Opposite in the triple bill Quantum Leaps – in Birmingham […]

Continue reading...