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Kate Whitley Birmingham Royal Ballet

INTERVIEW | Kate Whitley on Composing for Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new Ballet Now Programme

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new initiative Ballet Now is joining forces with Sadler’s Wells to create a major new development programme for classical choreographers. Twice a year, the scheme supports a commission helping a total of six artists – one choreographer, composer and designer for each commission. I spoke to Kate Whitley, a young female composer…

Giovanni Ravelo The Trocks Dance Consortium

INTERVIEW | Giovanni Ravelo Talks Tutus, Tiaras and Pointe Shoes in all-male Ballet Company The Trocks

The world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks) combine ballet and drag to create a real spectacle. The male ballet dancers explore pointework as they take on numerous roles, both male and female to create a company that boasts high-quality technique, beautiful presentation and hilarious characterisation. Based in…

Birmingham Royal Ballet Sleeping Beauty Review Amy Stutz

REVIEW | The Sleeping Beauty | Birmingham Royal Ballet

Like stepping straight into a dream, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty is a grand and lavish production that captures the artistry of Sir Peter Wright’s sublime choreography, performed exquisitely by the company. Created for Birmingham Royal Ballet’s predecessor, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, in 1984, it remains impeccably beautiful. With a gorgeous score by Tchaikovsky performed…

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