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A new Fille on the south coast

Posted on January 13, 2012

ibumaddieSouth Coast Ballet, the youth ballet company of east Dorset, will dance Caron Yardley’s production of La Fille mal gardée at the Lighthouse, Poole this weekend, with further performances in Bournemouth.

 

Based on the original 1789 production, with inspiration from Frederick Ashton’s famous version for The Royal Ballet, Yardley’s production features young dancers from the Poole and Bournemouth area. South Coast Ballet is a non-profit-making company, which receives no grant assistance or funding. It encourages and provides opportunities for young dancers, supported by its audiences.

 

There are two performances at The Lighthouse, Poole on Saturday, January 14. Call 0844 406 8666 or see www.lighthousepoole.co.uk for details.

 

The company dance the production again at the Bournemouth Pavilion on Sunday, January 29, with matinée and evening performances. Call 0844 576 3000 or see www.bic.co.uk for details.

 

Picture: Madeleine West and Ibrahim Langoo. Photograph: Chris Zuidyk

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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