Last night, Birmingham Royal Ballet unveiled an exhilarating triple bill, featuring a captivating lineup that showcased a seamless combination of classical and contemporary works.
The program opened with Balanchine’s timeless masterpiece, ‘Apollo,’ which demonstrated the company’s technical prowess and artistry. This was followed by the emotionally charged choreography of Juliano Nunes in ‘Interlinked,’ exploring intricate human connections. The evening culminated with the beloved ‘Still Life at the Penguin Cafe,’ choreographed by David Bintley, offering a delightful blend of charm and creativity. The performances were a testament to the dancers’ virtuosity, evoking a range of emotions and leaving the audience in awe.
Here are five compelling reasons why this is an event you simply cannot afford to miss:
These three pieces have been thoughtfully selected to take you on a journey highlighting the importance of art, diversity, respect, and love. It’s the perfect way to kick off the summer season. The resounding ovation from the audience on opening night came as no surprise.
Birmingham Royal Ballet has received five nominations for the National Dance Awards this year.
Brandon Lawrence performance in the challenging role of Balanchine’s Apollo is simply exquisite. Nominated for Best Male Dancer at the National Dance Awards this year, he will soon join Ballet Zürich, making this month his final performances here.
4. “Interlinked” transcends the boundaries of traditional ballet, emerging as a powerful declaration of humanity at their best.
A sensory bliss that carries the legacy of the “Brummie” spirit and the Commonwealth Games values since its creation a year ago for its Birmingham 2022 Festival.
A combination of artistry, glamour, and drama, revealing the impact of humanity on the world. It offers a bittersweet ending that will touch your heart.