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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS 2014

June 30, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS 2014   At the end of the 2013/2014 Season, Birmingham Royal Ballet is able to announce the following:   Samara Downs is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist   Delia Mathews is promoted from First Artist to Soloist Yasuo Atsuji is promoted from First Artist to Soloist William Bracewell is promoted […]

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A STAR-STUDDED GALA EVENING OF DANCE AND SONG IN AID OF THE YORKSHIRE BALLET SUMMER SCHOOL

August 12, 2013

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A STAR-STUDDED GALA EVENING OF DANCE AND SONG IN AID OF THE YORKSHIRE BALLET SUMMER SCHOOL Celebrating its 40th anniversary SADLER’S WELLS – Sunday September 29th at 7.00pm Tickets: £12 to £85 Hosted by SIR ANTHONY DOWELL and SIR DEREK JACOBI and with stars of the ROYAL BALLET, BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET, SCOTTISH BALLET, NORTHERN BALLET, ENGLISH NATIONAL […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Aladdin

March 21, 2013

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Nao Sakuma as Princess Badr al-Budur and Cesar Morales as Aladdin - Bill Cooper

Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Aladdin Birmingham Royal Ballet Aladdin London Coliseum Wednesday, 20th March 2013 Bedazzled, with bells on. That’s how you’ll feel if you watch Birmingham Royal Ballet’s spectacular Aladdin, choreographed by David Bintley, with its sumptuous costumes by Sue Blane (yes, some of them had snakes wound around their torsos), a crescent moon, […]

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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’s Coppélia

March 17, 2012

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Coppélia Jade Heusen and Maureya Lebowitz in 'Dance of the Hours' photo Roy Smiljanic

Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Coppélia Coppélia Birmingham Royal Ballet London Coliseum Thursday, 15th March 2012 This was a night when yet again, the men of Birmingham Royal Ballet showed just how awesome they are.  This time, eight of them in perfect synchronicity, taking off, spinning and landing together, each time.  And I have […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Autumn Glory

October 20, 2011

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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 […]

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

January 27, 2010

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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 […]

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Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet Quantum Leaps

November 11, 2009

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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 […]

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