Birmingham Royal Ballet
Three separate programs of spectacular ballet in one evening, including tango rhythms, colourful characters, and best-loved moments, all performed to live music from members of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
Quatrain, Kit Holder’s third ballet for the Company, is a dynamic short work inspired by the complex and vibrant tango rhythms of Astor Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Sir Frederick Ashton's Façade embraces the fun of Edith Sitwell's deliciously nonsensical poetry, featuring a series of colorful characters dancing foxtrots and waltzes, all with their tongues firmly in their cheeks. The evening also features excerpts from the Company’s best-loved ballets, including Swan Lake, Beauty and the Beast and La Fille mal gardée.
Ballet at its best, these programs offer a look at Birmingham Royal Ballet's depth and range of magical dance.
‘Funny, witty and beautifully set and costumed’ - Birmingham Post on Façade (2014)
'A jaunty treat... guaranteed to please' - The Times on Facade
Music Astor Piazzolla
Arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov
Choreography Kit Holder
Designs Adam Wiltshire
Lighting Johnny Westall-Eyre
Music William Walton
Choreography Frederick Ashton
Design John Armstrong
Lighting Peter Teigen