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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Curated by Carlos - Triple Bill at Sadler's Wells

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Time 19:30
Date 04/11/21
Price £15

Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to Sadler's Wells with a triple bill of ballets chosen by the Company's new director Carlos Acosta.

City of a Thousand Trades is a love letter to Birmingham, commissioned by Acosta to celebrate the city's richly diverse heritage and melting pot of cultures. It is brought to the stage by Havana-born choreographer Miguel Altunaga, and dramaturg and co-Director Madeleine Kludje from Birmingham Repertory Theatre, with music by Mathias Coppens, inspired by the city’s soundscape.

Brazilian/British choreographer Daniela Cardim’s Imminent has been created with a team of international talent, including renowned composer Paul Englishby. Imminent explores the sensation of knowing that something isn’t right, that something inside is pulling at us, and it’s telling us we need to make change. Though the world around us seems to be flowing harmoniously, sometimes we need to listen to our instincts, resist the status quo and find the strength to see opportunities in paths unknown, embracing both the fear and the hope as we do so.

Chacona is a powerful ensemble piece for 16 dancers set to music by J.S. Bach, played on stage by violin, guitar and piano. Created by Spanish choreographer Goyo Montero (Nuremberg Ballet / Acosta Danza), Sadler’s Wells presents a brand-new production featuring an exclusive pas de deux performed by Carlos Acosta and guest artist Alessandra Ferri.

Live music performed by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Music Director Koen Kessels.

City of a Thousand Trades and Imminent are Ballet Now commissions, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s programme which seeks to find exciting, diverse, international creative talent.

COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Birmingham Royal Ballet: Curated by Carlos - Triple Bill at Sadler's Wells at 19:30 on Saturday 6 November 2021.

To enter the competition, send an email to jamie@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: When did Carlos Acosta become Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet?
A: .1)
2014 .2) 2016 .3)  2020 .4) 2021

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