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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Shakespeare Dream Bill – The Lowry, Salford

Director: David Bintley Choreography: Jessica Lang, José Limón, Frederick Ashton Reviewer: Peter Jacobs The Birmingham Royal Ballet present a Shakespeare-themed triple bill of works as part of their own year-long celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. For Manchester and Salford audiences this has the added interest of the company presenting a varied selection of more diverse works ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Choreographer:Kenneth MacMillan Composer:Sergei Prokofiev Conductor:Paul Murphy Reviewer: Karen Bussell   To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, BRB has compiled a touring programme of adaptations of the Bard’s works delighting Plymouth first with Prokofiev’s Romeo and Julietand then returning in the autumn with both a themed triple bill and David Bintley’s brand new The Tempest. Kenneth MacMillan wrings every ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Birmingham Royal Ballet 's Romeo and Juliet

Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan Reviewer: Laura Bateman Romeo and Juliet is one of the most celebrated ballets in the modern repertoire. Choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan for The Royal Ballet, it premiered in 1965 with Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in the title roles. It has since become a staple of both The Royal Ballet’s and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet – The Lowry, Salford

Birmingham Royal Ballet 's Romeo and Juliet

Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan Artistic Director: David Bintley CBE Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Romeo and Juliet is an established ballet classic around the world, as well as a cornerstone of the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s repertoire. In this year celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare it still seems an important representation of the man’s work. This production was first choreographed by ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet Triple Bill – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Music: Matthew Hindson, William Walton &Simon Jeffes Choreography: David Bintley Reviewer: Joseph Leigh [Rating:3] This production sees Birmingham Royal Ballet deliver a trio of varied and entertaining contemporary ballets, each of which is so independent and separate from the others that it is arguably unfair to consider them all within the same broad brushstrokes. Each piece has a unique focus, ...

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Elite Syncopations – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan Music: Scott Joplin and others Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:4] The second half of Scottish Ballet's evening of contrasts is Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s much-loved Ragtime romp Elite Syncopations, the joyous celebration of the depression era dance marathon. Influenced by silent movie era slapstick and the popular dances of the era, the Charleston and Cakewalk, MacMillan’s witty choreography allows ...

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The Rite of Spring – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Choreographer: Christopher Hampson Music: Igor Stravinsky Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:3.5] An evening of stark contrast marks the start of Scottish Ballet's Autumn/Winter season.Opening the bill The Rite of Spring, Christopher Hampton's attempt to breathe new life into the now infamous ballet set to Igor Stravinsky's ground-breaking score. Vaslav Nijinsky and Stravinsky's work, now regarded as one of the most important ...

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