Enchantment in the inky twilight Ismene Brown reviews Tombeaux, Sanctum and Faade performed by the Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Birmingham Hippodrome
THEY used to call the programming of ballet mixed bills "meat and two veg". A good evening of ballet is all about variety of tastes and textures, and David Bintley, director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, is rather good at compiling the menu.more... Birmingham Royal Ballet
by Donald Hutera
MIXED bills are notoriously hard to sell. Most programmes aim for variety, yet sometimes strain to justify grouping particular works together. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s current triple bill, which opened at the Hippodrome on Wednesday, has an easier time of it. Two of the dances have more in common than one-word titles. Although separated by more than 60 years, each is set to music by William Walton, whose centenary is being observed this year more...
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