Birmingham Royal Ballet — Shadows of War

17 &18 Oct 2014

Archived Show
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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

 

Birmingham Royal Ballet will also perform Beauty and the Beast Tue 14 - Thu 16 October. 

The second programme in Birmingham Royal Ballet's Autumn visit to Sadler's Wells is Shadows of War, a mixed bill featuring three pieces of dance on the theme of conflict.

Shadows of War opens with Kenneth MacMillan’s La Fin du Jour, capturing the glamorous lifestyle of the 1930s wealthy, using Maurice Ravel’s score to create an elegy to a lifestyle lost to World War II. Miracle in the Gorbals has been specially re-created for the company by Dame Gillian Lynne, from Robert Helpmann’s original work set in 1940s Glasgow and danced to music by Sir Arthur Bliss. The programme closes with David Bintley’s Flowers of the Forest; with music by Malcolm Arnold and Benjamin Britten, it contrasts picture-postcard Scotland with its own bloody history.

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R