Posted on January 19, 2011
Youthful 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.
January 20 Corran Halls, Oban 01631 567333
January 22 macrobert, Stirling 01786 466666 www.macrobert.org
February 4 Eastwood Park Theatre 0141 577 4970 www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk
February 10 Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh 0131 6652240 www.bruntontheatre.co.uk
February 11-12 Cumbernauld Theatre 01236 732887 www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk
February 18 Perth Concert Hall 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk
Photograph: Harvey Wolfinger