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Photo Flash: Check Out Birmingham Royal Ballet's NUTCRACKER AT THE REP Photo Photo Flash: Check Out Birmingham Royal Ballet's NUTCRACKER AT THE REP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2020

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker at The REP will be streamed live from The Birmingham Repertory Theatre this evening, Friday 18th December, from 7.30pm. This magical Christmas production will then be available to view as a video-on-demand recording from Saturday 19th to Thursday 24th December.

Birmingham Royal Ballet To Stream THE NUTCRACKER Live From Birmingham Repertory Theat Photo Birmingham Royal Ballet To Stream THE NUTCRACKER Live From Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020

Following news of Birmingham's Tier 3 status last week, and ongoing uncertainty about what will be possible post 16 December, Birmingham Royal Ballet has taken the difficult decision to move their 2020 adapted version of The Nutcracker online.

San Diego Opera's Season Continues With A Holiday Concert Singalong And Drive-In Film Photo San Diego Opera's Season Continues With A Holiday Concert Singalong And Drive-In Film Presentation Of ALL IS CALM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020

San Diego Opera has announced the continuation of its 2020-2021 season with a drive-in filmed encore presentation of the 2018 SDO production of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7 PM at the Del Mar Fairgrounds parking lot (2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.). Prior to the screening of the film will be a live concert of holiday favorites starring members of the San Diego Opera Chorus including a singalong that patrons can enjoy from the comfort and safety of their own car. 

Elmhurst Ballet School Commits to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Photo Elmhurst Ballet School Commits to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020

Following a month of Black History related commemorations and events at Elmhurst Ballet School, the vocational school in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, reinforces its commitment to develop an inclusive landscape across its Edgbaston, Birmingham base.

Roundup: Check Out These Socially Distanced Shows Photo Roundup: Check Out These Socially Distanced Shows
by Marianka Swain - Oct 15, 2020

Hurrah for the green shoots in our beleaguered industry. Lots of venues are mounting new shows and bringing back our favourites over the next few weeks and months - albeit with social distancing and safety measures in place. Here are some of the live theatrical goodies on offer.

Photo Flash: VAN GOGH ALIVE Has UK Premiere at Birmingham Hippodrome Photo Photo Flash: VAN GOGH ALIVE Has UK Premiere at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020

Last night Birmingham Hippodrome hosted a preview evening for the UK premiere of Van Gogh Alive. Created by Grande Exhibitions, Van Gogh Alive is a digital art experience using stunning projections, classical music and scent gives you the unique opportunity to step on to the Hippodrome’s main stage and truly venture into Van Gogh’s world.

Sadler's Wells Announces Socially Distanced Season For Autumn 2020 Photo Sadler's Wells Announces Socially Distanced Season For Autumn 2020
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020

Today Sadler's Wells has announced a special new season of live dance and digital content for Autumn 2020, including further performances for socially distanced audiences at Sadler's Wells Theatre and new details for online programme, Digital Stage In Focus.

Dancing Times Magazine Celebrates 110 Years This Month Photo Dancing Times Magazine Celebrates 110 Years This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020

1910 saw George V ascend to the throne, the trial and execution of Dr Crippen, the publication of EM Forster's Howard's End and the birth of Alice Marks, later Alicia Markova, the country's first prima ballerina. It also witnessed the establishment of the Dancing Times, the first independent magazine devoted solely to dance.

Alonzo King Receives Prestigious Dance Magazine Award Photo Alonzo King Receives Prestigious Dance Magazine Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

Alonzo King LINES Ballet has announced that Founder and Artistic Director Alonzo King is the recipient of the 2020 Dance Magazine Award. King will be honored at a virtual award ceremony on December 7, 2020. 

Brand New Digital Season Announced at Sadler's Wells Photo Brand New Digital Season Announced at Sadler's Wells
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020

Sadler's Wells' online autumn season begins with a new series of collaborations, Digital Stage In Focus, created in partnership with three of the UK's most innovative dance companies - Hofesh Shechter Company, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company, and Candoco Dance Company.

Capital Theatres Sends Crucial Appeal To Nicola Sturgeon Photo Capital Theatres Sends Crucial Appeal To Nicola Sturgeon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020

Capital Theatres has sent a letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, as well as to Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture Fiona Hyslop, copied to Iain Munro, Chief Executive of Creative Scotland and Robert Wilson Chair of Creative Scotland which shows the scale of the crisis facing Capital Theatres and the depth of support from its peers.

BWW Review: BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET'S CINDERELLA, Birmingham Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET'S CINDERELLA, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Vikki Jane Vile - Aug 28, 2020

Birmingham Royal Ballet looks a lot different today than it did ten years ago when this performance for David Bintleya??s Cinderella was filmed. A return to a familiar classic makes for heartwarming quarantine viewing, as well as an opportunity to watch fine dancers who have since retired.

New Creative Partnership Announced Between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Rep Photo New Creative Partnership Announced Between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020

A brand-new partnership has been confirmed between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, which will see the two established companies combine creative ingenuity to stage new dance works in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Betsy McBride, Simon Wexler, Paola Hartley, and Karen Scalzitti-Kennedy Announced as  Photo Betsy McBride, Simon Wexler, Paola Hartley, and Karen Scalzitti-Kennedy Announced as Faculty For The Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

BETSY McBRIDE, SIMON WEXLER, PAOLA HARTLEY, and KAREN SCALZITTI-KENNEDY will be members of the guest faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive in Shreveport, Louisiana. Ms. McBride and Mr. Wexler will be teaching from July 27-31, 2020, and Ms.  Hartley and Ms. Scalzitti-Kennedy will be teaching from August 3-7, 2020.

BWW Review: LA FILLE MAL GARDEE, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: LA FILLE MAL GARDEE, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jun 14, 2020

The Royal Opera House continues to treat us to a fortnightly fix of ballet and what relief this latest edition is. After some rather sombre, heavier narrative works, the froth and joy of Frederick Ashton's La Fille Mal Gardée is balm for the soul. Balletomanes will want to pour over this 2005 recording which features Marianela Nunez' debut in the central role of Lise with Carlos Acosta as Colas. 

BWW Review: THE SWAN, Birmingham Royal Ballet Home From Home Photo BWW Review: THE SWAN, Birmingham Royal Ballet Home From Home
by Vikki Jane Vile - Apr 14, 2020

Since taking the lead as Birmingham Royal Ballet's Director just three months ago, Carlos Acosta certainly hasn't had the easiest time of it. His ambitious first season of programming - featuring Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, their popular Nutcracker and a exciting Curated by Carlos bill featuring Alessandra Ferri - is on hold for now thanks to Coronavirus, but Acosta has not shied away from trying something new. Quickly shifting into Home From Home mode, Acosta and co. have experimented with performance and social distancing to create a specially adapted version of The Dying Swan, or as it is known here as simply The Swan.

Birmingham Royal Ballet Announces Home From Home Photo Birmingham Royal Ballet Announces Home From Home
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020

Birmingham Royal Ballet is launching Home From Home, a new series of online content which will give an exclusive insight into the company's daily routine and specially curated performances as they stay fit and creative whilst in isolation at their homes across the globe.

Carlos Acosta Brings His Cuban Dance Company Acosta Danza To The Lowry Photo Carlos Acosta Brings His Cuban Dance Company Acosta Danza To The Lowry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020

Dance Consortium presents Acosta Danza's Evolution produced by Sadler's Wells and Valid Productions at The Lowry, Salford 24 & 25 March.

BWW Review: ACOSTA DANZA UP CLOSE, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: ACOSTA DANZA UP CLOSE, Royal Opera House
by Gary Naylor - Feb 20, 2020

This show, by the company of ex-Principal dancer at The Royal Ballet, Carlos Acosta, gives the audience a mixed bill, as up close as the title suggests, with as much Cuba as you would find in a hand-rolled cigar.

Acosta Danza Comes to The Lowry, Salford Photo Acosta Danza Comes to The Lowry, Salford
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

As ballet superstar Carlos Acosta takes up the reins at Birmingham Royal Ballet, his critically-acclaimed company of young Cuban dancers embarks on a ten-venue nationwide tour. It brings its latest programme, Evolution to The Lowry, Salford on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 March.

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