Birmingham Royal Ballet

4 — 5 June 2010

A stunning triple bill presented by this world class ballet company.

Three contrasting ballets showcasing a variety of styles which explore notions of preserving moments in time.Last performed by the Company in 1981, Cranko's lively, often comical work, Brouillards, danced to nine of Debussy's piano preludes, makes its return to the repertory.

Taking inspiration from a medieval poem and woodcut depicting the 'Danse macabre', Dance House was prompted by the early death of a friend and colleague who was a dancer. Despite its light, witty tone, Shostakovich's music has darker resonances, which Bintley fully explores in this poignant re-interpretation of the 'Dance of Death'.

"The Dance House is a little masterpiece: sad, eerie and original." - The Daily TelegraphSlaughter on Tenth Avenue is a crazy tale of a highkicking stripper and a happy-go-lucky hero who literally has to dance for his life. Created as part of the world-famous Rodgers and Hart musical comedy On Your Toes, which follows the adventures of a young American hoofer who joins a famous Russian ballet company, its humour and vitality provide sparkling entertainment.

Dates: Friday 4th - Saturday 5th June 2010
Price: £11 - £21.50 (a theatre fund payment is added to each ticket sold)
Contact: 01872 262466
Booking: Essential