This outstanding video documents some of the rehearsel and creation process of Birmingham Royal Ballet‘s Cinderella. Created by BRB’s Rob Lindsay, this is a rare glimpse behind the scenes, while also being directly set against moments in the final production, all with commentary by choreographer and company director David Bintley. Well worth 3 minutes of … [Read more…]
Possibly a bit late to the party with this one, but I’ve recently been introduced to Ballet in Birmingham. “To mark the start of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 2011-12 season, the Company has joined forces with a Birmingham-based photographer to create Ballet in Birmingham. The campaign celebrates this world-class ballet company in Birmingham, the city it … [Read more…]
Area Culture Guide – The Independent Issue Verr noice. BE Festival 2011 « More Canals than Venice A nice interview here with “Miguel Oyarzun, BE Festival Co-Director about the festival and what to expect in 2011” The Stage – O2 to host The Nutcracker at Christmas “Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker will play … [Read more…]
This is a bit self-indulgent and it starts with a brief recap, so please bear with me. Back in Feb, Ian posted something about BRB presenting some work choregraphed by their dancers. One of the pieces used a track called Printer Jam by Mistabishi and was spotted by the people behind the Drum and Bass … [Read more…]
Two installations were installed at the CiB Shop yesterday. First off the Art Detection Services set up their workshop and offices in our Strange Little Room At The Back. Here’s head Art Detector Matt Moore hard at work. Matt will be scanning Art that is brought in to test whether it is Good or not. … [Read more…]
David Bintley’s good at these pieces to camera. Here he is announcing the ballet’s 20th anniversary season – favourites from over the years and a new production of Cinderella. Prices have been frozen for this year, get in quick, etc and so on.
The Big Picture people have news of the Birmingham Royal Ballet offering free tickets for a preview of their upcoming show, ‘Russian Steps‘ on 8 October at the Hipodrome. The new show consists of three ballets by Russian composers: ‘Concerto’ is a pure dance piece from master choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. ‘The Firebird’ is a magical … [Read more…]
Artsfest is a big sprawling beast of a festival and a difficult one to wrangle from a listings perspective. A few people have chipped in with their take on how things could/should be presented but for me, while all of them help in some way, none of them really hit the nail on the head.Â … [Read more…]