Birmingham Royal Ballet Into the Music
Birmingham Royal Ballet return to the Sadler’s Wells Stage after recent work Don Quixote with a triple bill.
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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