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Birmingham Royal Ballet Into the Music

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A woman lifts her leg in arabesque, her long black skirt opening into a quarter-circle. A band of red fabric runs from floor to her throat, as her arms dive forward. Behind her, a man rests his cheek on her back, his outstretched arms following the line of her arms and leg.

Following the success of the recent performances of his Don Quixote, Carlos Acosta’s Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to the Sadler’s Wells stage with a triple bill of works chosen specially by Carlos: a rare chance to see a major piece from the master of modern ballet Jiří Kylián; a first opportunity to enjoy the superbly symphonic work of Uwe Scholz, a choreographer’s whose early death cut short a stellar career; and Morgann Runacre-Temple, a rising star recently lauded for her new production of Coppélia which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival.

Much-missed German choreographer Uwe Scholz worked regularly with classical repertoire – and never more dramatically than in his setting of Beethoven’s vibrant Seventh Symphony, a work famously described by Wagner as ‘the apotheosis of the dance’. Choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple and composer Mikael Karlsson team up for the world premiere of Hotel, a surreal journey into the secrets and lies that live behind closed doors. And to close, Jiří Kylián’s magnificent Forgotten Land is ‘a great primer to why Kylián is one of the most revered choreographers of the 20th century’ (The Guardian) – a gripping journey into memory and loss set to Benjamin Britten’s magnificent Sinfonia da Requiem.

[Image description] A woman lifts her leg in arabesque, her long black skirt opening into a quarter-circle. A band of red fabric runs from floor to her throat, as her arms dive forward. Behind her, a man rests his cheek on her back, his outstretched arms following the line of her arms and leg.

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Touch Tour Performances Before the performance, you can go on a Touch Tour. Your tour guide will take you backstage, or onto the stage itself, to feel costumes and pieces of the set and learn more about the production. To find out touch tour times, please contact our Ticket Office at tickets@sadlerswells.com or by calling 020 7863 8000.

Find out more about Don Quixote and Into The Music in this one-off interview with Carlos Acosta and Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers hosted by Sir Alistair Spalding.

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