Posted on September 24, 2010
Birmingham Royal Ballet will go from international straight into smaller-scale local touring this summer. From May 7-9, the company dance Swan Lake at the Virginia Arts Festival in Norfolk, US, following sell-out performances of The Sleeping Beauty in 2007. Back in the UK, the company and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia split in half to perform in mid-scale venues across the UK.
In the north and east, they will dance David Bintley’s Allegri Diversi, Hans van Manen’s Grosse Fuge and Garry Stewart’s The Centre and its Opposite in Sheffield, York, Durham and Kings Lynn. In the south west, in Cheltenham, Poole and Truro, the programme is John Cranko’s Brouillards, Bintley’s The Dance House and George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. The split tour runs from May 25-June 5. For further information, see www.brb.org.uk.