Tchaikovsky and Dion put best feet forward
Brum's the word by Malcolm Boyden for The Times
IN THE fairytale land of the pirouette and the pas de deux, he is the undisputed king — many say the best in the world. But, sat in an office that looks more like a Victorian parlour, complete with an antique chaise longue and his grandmother’s imposing wardrobe, David Bintley CBE, artistic director and choreographer of the Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), has something more pressing on his mind — Aston Villa.
The Villa mug on his desk is a giveaway. The latest edition of the club’s fanzine, Heroes and Villains, sits on top of three huge red books. They contain the musical scores to Cyrano de Bergerac, his next project. He’ll get stuck into them when he’s finished reading the thoughts of Villa fan Ranting Robert. If more proof of his allegiance was needed, there is the shelf full of birthday cards. click for more
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