Birmingham Royal Ballet

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The best new dance films to make your heart leap
A love letter to a lost performance, a flower-robot duet, a mythical creature at bay – there’s thrilling movement in store in the latest pick of online dance

Lyndsey Winship

22, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Masked moves and ballet in the bath: a year of digital dance
With stages closed, dancers have thrived on Instagram and TikTok, given innovative online performances and found a huge new audience

Lyndsey Winship

16, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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London venue plans ignored rest of UK | Letter
Letter: The axing of a concert hall project in the capital is no great loss, there are world-class facilities in other parts of the country, writes Julie Berrow

Letters

22, Feb, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Carlos Acosta: ‘There’s a danger we’ll lose a whole generation of young dancers’
The Cuban star talks about his battle to lift spirits up at the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the film he has made to rally performers as their stages stay dark

Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and media correspondent

20, Feb, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Lazuli Sky review – bold opener from Carlos Acosta
Will Tuckett’s intricate new work takes its inspiration from nature and was the shimmering centrepiece of an ambitious and enjoyable programme at the reopened London dance venue

Lyndsey Winship

30, Oct, 2020 @12:39 PM

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Lazuli Sky review – Will Tuckett leads a welcome return
A timely new work by Will Tuckett is the centrepiece of this fine new mixed bill

Sarah Crompton

28, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Cinderella review – vintage fairytale from Birmingham Royal Ballet
The familiar story of transformation, in the company’s 2010 production, is given a free video outing two months before a new live ballet is set to debut

Lyndsey Winship

27, Aug, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Swan: three minutes of dance to soothe the soul in lockdown
Watch a short solo from Birmingham Royal Ballet performed by a dancer and two musicians in their own homes

Lyndsey Winship

09, Apr, 2020 @10:09 AM

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'I’m up for big crazy ideas!' Carlos Acosta's plans for Birmingham Royal Ballet
New artistic director aims to attract younger audiences and promises more than 20,000 tickets for £20 or less as company reveals 2020 programme

Lyndsey Winship

07, Feb, 2020 @2:34 PM

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Swan Lake review – a shining ballet, danced to the hilt
The principals and flock are on fine form throughout this revival of Peter Wright and Galina Samsova’s 1981 production

Anna Winter

30, Jan, 2020 @2:15 PM

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The Future Bursts In; Birmingham Royal Ballet: Mixed Programme – review
Hip-hop, waltzes and t’ai chi share the stage in a restless, male-led tribute to Merce Cunningham

Bidisha

03, Nov, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Birmingham Royal Ballet review – noirish style and tragic love
Guests Ballet Black steal the show with Cathy Marston’s masterful The Suit, while newcomer Jack Lister offers little substance but plenty of style

Lyndsey Winship

30, Oct, 2019 @12:03 PM

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