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Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

March 20, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My four year old son Oscar gets me out of bed every day of the week, usually around  7.30am and always with a smile on his face. He’s so funny and happy in the morning, […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE

December 18, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE AT SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM Presented by former Royal Ballet dancer Deborah Bull Performance: Saturday 26 January at 7.30pm Town Hall & Symphony Hall Ticket Office: 0121 780 3333 or visit Symphony Hall’s website For one performance only, Birmingham Royal Ballet and its acclaimed orchestra The Royal […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet in Opposites Attract

October 24, 2012

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Maureya Lebowitz with Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet in ŒMarch of the Trolls¹; photo: Bill Cooper

Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet in Opposites Attract Birmingham Royal Ballet’s dancers are on top form over three different styles in one night that make up Opposites Attract – Take Five, Lyric Pieces and Grosse Fuge. David Bintley’s Take Five is jazzy (The Dave Brubeck Quartet) and split into 6 sections – Take […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet Spring Passions

March 14, 2012

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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. […]

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

January 18, 2012

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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 […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | La Fille mal gardée

October 21, 2011

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Birmingham Royal Ballet |La Fille mal gardée  Sadlers Wells, London Thursday, 20th October 2011 The Wayward Daughter (the Fille of the title) with a very strong will; that’s what you have with Nao Sakuma as Lise. This is the oldest ballet still in existance, and these performances by Birmingham Royal Ballet are dedicated to the […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory

October 20, 2011

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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 […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Victoria Marr, First Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

June 1, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Victoria Marr, First Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Working off my Sunday roast! Why ballet? Ballet is a beautiful and challenging way of expressing yourself. What are you looking forward to dancing this year? David Bintley’s Carmina Burana. Who would you most like to dance […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella on DVD now

April 12, 2011

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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 !

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

February 3, 2011

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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 […]

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

December 24, 2010

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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 […]

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Christmas ballet on TV 2010

November 28, 2010

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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 […]

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National Dance Awards – Finalists announced

November 5, 2010

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THE 11th ANNUAL NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS FINALISTS OF NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS 2010 ANNOUNCED The finalists of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2010 were announced today. The winners will be revealed on Monday 24 January 2011 at the awards ceremony in central London. The best male and best female dancer sections look particularly close this […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet reviewed

October 13, 2010

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Romeo & Juliet Birmingham Royal Ballet Sadlers Wells, 13th October 2010 Birmingham Royal Ballet’s version of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet is deliberately designed to stand apart from The Royal Ballet’s 1965 version.  Created in 1992, MacMillian chose a different costume designer (Paul Andrews) rather than taking the existing designs of Nicholas Georgiadis, and this […]

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Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cyrano

November 13, 2009

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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 […]

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