Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) have announce tickets for the Company’s June performances of triple bill Curated by Carlos (10-12 June) and Sir David Bintley’s classic Cinderella (18-26 June) are now on sale.
The new season at Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP) marks the Company’s return to live performance and features two world premiere Ballet Now commissions, a UK premiere and the staging of another Birmingham Royal Ballet classic.
Curated by Carlos features City of a Thousand Trades, a brand-new, one-act abstract ballet dedicated to the city of Birmingham. This new commission from choreographer Miguel Altunaga and The REP's associate director Madeleine Kludje, is inspired by and celebrates the richly diverse cultural and industrial heritage of Birmingham in a love letter to the city featuring music composed by Mathias Coppens and designs from Giulia Scrimeri.
Also brand new for this triple bill is Imminent by choreographer Daniela Cardim, with music from Paul Englishby and designs from April Dalton. Imminent is a ballet born of hope and the importance of letting go of the past and moving forwards.
The UK premiere of Spanish choreographer Goyo Montero’s thrillingly physical work Chacona completes the triple bill. Chacona is set to exhilarating music by J.S. Bach performed live on stage by violin, guitar and piano.
Sir David Bintley’s Cinderella is a family favourite, capturing every imagination with its sure-fire mix of wonderful dance, spectacular scenery, and a cast of magical characters.
This enchanting fairy tale is a glorious celebration of ballet, with breath-taking scenery and costumes by world-renowned John Macfarlane, the designer the Company’s famous Nutcracker, and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia playing Prokofiev’s beautiful music live.
The award-winning show has been specially adapted with a reduced score and staging adaptations to allow for social distancing and performer ‘bubbles’. However, it will still include the spectacular ball and some stunning coups de théâtre, such as the clock at the end of the ball and a beautiful spun-sugar-like carriage.
Tickets for Curated by Carlos (10-12 June) and Sir David Bintley’s Cinderella (18-26 June) at Birmingham Repertory Theatre go on sale from 12pm today Friday 16 April.