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Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to the stage this June with an exciting triple-bill including Still Life’ At The Penguin Café, Apollo and BRB’s acclaimed new ballet Interlinked

Three Ballets For The Price of One …

Running from Thursday June 8 through to Saturday June 10 at Birmingham Hippodrome, this special series includes Still Life’ At The Penguin Café, choreographed by Sir David Bintley; George Balanchine’s Apollo; and BRB’s acclaimed new ballet Interlinked, by Juliano Nunes and originally commissioned for the city’s Commonwealth Games’ Festival.

Featuring George Balanchine’s Apollo

Abstract and wildly creative …

There’s a ballroom-loving ram, a hoe-downing rat and even a majestic zebra as BRB’s world-class dancers are given the chance to shine. ‘Still Life’ At The Penguin Café takes a bittersweet and poignant look at human impact on the world; Apollo highlights the genius of its creator, the then 24-year-old Balanchine; while Interlinked is Juliano Nunes’s beautifully abstract piece which premiered last summer as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

‘Still Life’ At The Penguin Café, 8 – 10 June

Glorious live music …

Music featured throughout includes work by composer Igor Stravinsky and a specially composed score by Luke Howard. Pieces are performed by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, the renowned permanent orchestra for the BRB, who also frequently play for the likes of Paris Opéra Ballet and New York City Ballet.

The Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Last chance to see a Birmingham dance legend …

This exciting trilogy also marks an end of an era, as audiences get their last chance to see Principal dancer Brandon Lawrence perform before he leaves to join Ballett Zürich.

Principal dancer Brandon Lawrence

And it’s Birmingham Royal Ballet …

Renowned as the UK’s leading touring ballet company, Birmingham Royal Ballet present a range of traditional, classical and heritage pieces, alongside ground-breaking new works that aim to encourage the choreographers of the future. Not only that, the director is none other than the world-famous Carlos Acosta. BRB perform at Birmingham Hippodrome for ten weeks of the year, the rest of the time there’s shows nationally and internationally with a total of around 100 performances a year.

Birmingham Royal Ballet perform Interlinked

Running from Thursday June 8 through to Saturday June 10, this exciting triple-bill including ‘Still Life’ At The Penguin Café, Apollo and BRB’s acclaimed new ballet Interlinked. For ticket information click HERE