Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to Sadler´s Wells with two contrasting evenings – the all time classic love story Romeo and Juliet, and triple bill Pointes of View.
Programme 1: Romeo and Juliet
It’s love at first dance when Romeo Montague tricks his way into the Capulet’s masked ball and falls madly in love with the beautiful Juliet. The passion between them is forbidden but the star-crossed lovers hatch a perilous plot to be together. With a sweeping score by Prokofiev and soaring choreography by Kenneth MacMillan.
Programme 2: Pointes of View
includes: Concerto / Slaughter on 10th Avenue / In the Upper Room
Pointes of View features MacMillan’s uplifting Concerto, a sparkling display of classical ballet. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue was created as part of the Rodgers and Hart musical On Your Toes, and is a tale of a happygo-lucky hero who literally has to dance for his life. In the Upper Room is an exhilarating, athletic ballet by American dance phenomenon Twyla Tharp. Philip Glass’s score builds to an emotional peak with dancing that critics described as ‘quick witted and even quicker footed’.
Tags: London ballet