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Last night, Birmingham Royal Ballet unveiled an exhilarating triple bill, featuring a captivating lineup that showcased a seamless combination of classical and contemporary works.

‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café until Saturday June 10

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:

1. Pure inspiration awaits you …

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.

A scene from ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café

2. Be Bold and Proud!

Birmingham Royal Ballet has received five nominations for the National Dance Awards this year.

BRB perform ‘Interlinked’

3. It might be the last time you see him dancing for BRB …

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.

Brandon Lawrence in ‘Apollo’

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 scene from ‘Interlinked’

5. ‘Still Life’ at the Pinguin Café will cheer you up …

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.

‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café

This Birmingham Royal Ballet Triple Bill is currently gracing the stage of the Hippodrome until this Saturday, offering a limited opportunity to experience its magic. For ticket information click HERE