Birmingham Royal Ballet return to the Lightouse
|Published: 6th May 2009 16:54|
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia return to the Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May, with another exquisite programme of world-class dance. The company will present a mixed programme consisting of Mozartiana, Twilight and The Centre and its Opposite.
Mozartiana is a sparkling piece of pure classical dance to similarly effervescent music from the great ballet composer Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Created in 1981 towards the end of Balanchine's career, this is a clever work of a master of his art.
Twilight is a brilliant and adventurous dance from Hans van Manen. A couple's quarrel deteriorates into dynamic rage as the sound of the woman's stilettos pound the floor matching her furious passion. Abandoning her shoes, she dances with grace, abandon and speed. Set to John Cage's exhilarating music, Twilight is a breathtaking mini drama.
The Centre and its Opposite closes the evening. This is a brand new piece from Garry Stewart, the Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre, renowned for his contemporary choreography. This stylish piece is set to a rhythmically powerful electronic soundscape and presents the audience with an intense explosion of rapid-fire classical ballet vocabulary fused with hard-edged contemporary dance.
- Friday 15th - Saturday 16th May at 7.30pm
- Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
- Tickets £20.50 evening / £16.50 matinee
- Tickets & information 0844 406 8666