Fri 05 - Sat 06 May
BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET
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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET presents a sparkling triple bill that highlights the diversity of classical ballet with live music from the acclaimed Royal Ballet Sinfonia. From traditional English whimsy, to the intensity of the tango and a burst of comic frivolity, audiences will experience the versatility of the Company’s world-class dancers across a range of different styles.
In Kenneth MacMillan’s Solitaire, a beautifully English ballet, we inhabit a lone girl’s imagination as she dreams up playmates for herself. Set to composer Malcolm Arnold's rip-roaring English Dances, it features stunning period design. In contrast, Hans van Manen’s 5 Tangos translates Astor Piazzolla’s fiery and passionate music into powerful Latin-inspired ballet. Finally, in Pineapple Poll, a gaggle of girls fall in love with the dashing captain of HMS Hot Cross Bun, so dress up as sailors and sneak aboard. Despite the ensuing chaos, it all ends well in this thoroughly ‘Gilbert and Sullivan’ affair!
Making new ballet costumes for Solitaire from Birmingham Royal Ballet
PERFORMANCE FRI 7.30PM, SAT 2.30PM & 7.30PM
TICKETS £27 - £22 CHILD/STUDENT £16
FRIENDS PLUS 1/2 PRICE OPENING NIGHT | FRIENDS 10% OFF
SAT 6 MAY, 11.45AM
CLASS ON STAGE
Ever wondered what a ballet dancer does to prepare for a day of rehearsal and performance? This is your chance to watch an open Company class on stage and find out.
SAT 6 MAY, 6.30PM
FREE TO TICKETHOLDERS
Where applicable, advertised ticket prices are inclusive of a venue levy, retained by the venue to sustain and develop the programme of arts and culture in Shropshire.