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Ballet West’s Romeo in Scotland and China

Posted on January 19, 2011


juliet1Youthful company Ballet West tours Scotland this month with Romeo and Juliet, before taking the production to China in the spring.

Danced to Prokofiev’s score, the 2006 production has been staged by a team including Kenn Burke, former acting artistic director at Scottish Ballet. The principal roles will be danced by brother and sister Jonathan Barton and Sara-Maria Smith, both Genée International Ballet Competition medallists, who have performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Scottish Ballet.

Ballet West mixes professional dancers and students in the final stages of their training. Productions of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Coppélia have had sell-out performances. In 2010, the company made a seven-week tour of China with The Nutcracker. They return to China with Romeo in April and May.

UK dates

January 20   Corran Halls, Oban          01631 567333

January 22   macrobert, Stirling           01786 466666

February 4    Eastwood Park Theatre   0141 577 4970

February 10  Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh  0131 6652240

February 11-12   Cumbernauld Theatre 01236 732887

February 18  Perth Concert Hall           01738 621031

Photograph: Harvey Wolfinger

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