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Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2010-11 Season | Dance reviews, news & interviews

Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2010-11 Season

Full listings of the season offerings from the Midlands company

Bintley's Carmina Burana: 22-25 June, Birmingham Hippodrome, paired wth Allegri Diversi© Bill Cooper/BRB

Family favourites and fewer dates on the spring split tours mark straitened circumstances for Britain's busiest touring company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, keeping a smiling, child-friendly face on. Coppelia, La Fille mal gardée and the London premiere of the new Cinderella are the mainstays of the repertoire in the season marking BRB's 20th year in Birmingham, whence the former Sadler's Wells Ballet moved in 1990.

Viewings of Blanchine's amusing gangster ballet Slaughter on Tenth Avenue and BRB director David Bintley's ballet to Carl Orff's popular Carmina Burana are intercut with demanding classical excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty and MacMillan's lyrical Concerto.


Autumn-Winter 2010


Elisha_Willis_as_Cinderella__photo_Bill_Cooper22–25 Sep, Triple bill Pointes of view: Kenneth MacMillan's Concerto (music Shostakovich), John Cranko's The Lady and the Fool (music Verdi), Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room (music Philip Glass), Birmingham Hippodrome

29 Sep–2 Oct, MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet (music Prokofiev), Birmingham Hippodrome

6-9 Oct, MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet (music Prokofiev), Sunderland Empire

BRB_Slaughter_BillCooper12-16 Oct, MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet, Tues-Thur; Triple bill Pointes of view: MacMillan's Concerto (music Shostakovich), Balanchine's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (music Richard Rodgers), Tharp's In the Upper Room (music Philip Glass), Fri-Sat, Sadler's Wells, London

19-23 Oct, Triple bill Pointes of view: MacMillan's Concerto (music Shostakovich), Balanchine's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (music Richard Rodgers), Tharp's In the Upper Room (music Philip Glass), Tues-Wed, MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet, Thur-Sat, Theatre Royal Plymouth

24 Nov–12 Dec, WORLD PREMIERE of David Bintley's Cinderella (music Prokofiev, design John Macfarlane), Birmingham Hippodrome

24 Nov–12 Dec, WORLD PREMIERE of David Bintley's Cinderella (music Prokofiev, design John Macfarlane), Birmingham Hippodrome

Spring 2011

19-22 Jan, Bintley's Cinderella (music Prokofiev), The Lowry, Salford

25-29 Jan,  Bintley's Cinderella (music Prokofiev),  Theatre Royal, Plymouth

2-5 Mar, Frederick Ashton's La fille mal gardée (music Hérold/Lanchbery), Birmingham Hippodrome

29 Mar-2 Apr, Bintley's Cinderella (music Prokofiev), LONDON PREMIERE, London Coliseum

COPPELIA_brb19-23 Apr, North-East Split Tour - 19-20 Apr, Durham Gala; 22-23 Apr, Theatre Royal, York: Balanchine's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (music Rodgers) / pas de deux from MacMillan's Concerto (music Shostakovich), Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky), Ashton's La Fille mal gardée (music Lanchbery/Hérold) / Petipa's Coppélia Act 2

19-23 Apr, South-West Split Tour -