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REVIEW | Cinderella | Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet return to the Birmingham Hippodrome with David Bintley’s imaginative, extravagant and spectacular production of Cinderella. It tells the traditional tale of the young girl Cinderella, who lives with her wicked stepmother and ugly stepsisters. When the family are invited to the ball, Cinderella is desperate to go but her stepmother forbids it. Until…

REVIEW | Shakespeare Triple Bill | Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet continue their exploration of Shakespeare with a triple bill that is innovatively choreographed by three outstanding choreographers that display Birmingham Royal Ballet’s phenomenal technique, skill and versatility. Choreographer Jessica Lang wanted to explore Shakespeare’s words, therefore drew upon his sonnets. She then pulled five sonnets that all have strong themes. The title of the…

REVIEW | Taming Of The Shrew | Birmingham Royal Ballet

There have been many adaptations and revivals of Shakespeare’s classics this year in commemoration of 400 years since his death. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Taming Of The Shrew is magnificent, comedic and completely mesmerising. Elisha Willis, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s stunning dancer that originated David Bintley’s Cinderella, takes to the stage for the last time…

REVIEW | Dance: Sampled | IDFB

To celebrate International Dance Festival Birmingham, the Birmingham Hippodrome present a collective performance of different samples of dance. Opening the show is Wayne McGregor’s company performing Outlier, a performance that inventively uses the dynamic sounds of the violin to echo in the choreography. The performance itself creates a lot of imagery through partner work, each…

The Nutcracker

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a trip to see The Nutcracker. The winter production by the Birmingham Royal Ballet never ceases to amaze me with its enthralling spectacle. The ballet begins set in a grand mansion on Christmas Eve. Clara, the principle ballerina of the show, is celebrating Christmas Eve with her family and friends….