Review from The Telegraph.
Seven gods are honoured in Birmingham Royal Ballet's first programme of the new season, but even the combined goodwill of Apollo, Krishna and a raft of Egyptian deities cannot turn choreographic turnips into lotuses. Apollo is humbly excepted, of course, since the evening opens with George Balanchine's 1928 masterpiece to Stravinsky, created when he was a mere 24. MORE
And from The Times.
BIRMINGHAM Royal Ballet has opened its autumn season with two company premieres and one world premiere, all on a single night. Whatever the success of these three ballets (and that success is distinctly mixed), at least David Bintley, BRB’s director, is keeping the creative spirit alive for his dancers. MORE
And from The Guardian.
Birmingham Royal Ballet's triple bill The Immortals covers as many cultural bases as you could reasonably expect. George Balanchine's Apollo (1928) views ancient Greece through the playful lens of European modernism; David Bintley's The Sons of Horus (1985) travels back to the funeral rites of ancient Egypt, while Nahid Siddiqui's new work tells the story of Krishna in a stylistic dialogue between Kathak and classical ballet. Disappointingly, though, this postmodern cosmos is rarely visited by a divine spark. MORE
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