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Wed 18 - Sat 21 Feb

Three ballets spanning nearly a century of US creativity, from George Balanchine’s earliest American creation to one of the Company’s most recent commissions. 

 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET: MOVING STATESIDE
Serenade is a stunning piece of pure dance from master choreographer George Balanchine, performed to the glorious music of Tchaikovsky. Wearing romantic costumes in shades of blue, dancers move elegantly on a bare stage, set against a midnight blue background. A milestone in the history of dance, Serenade is the first original ballet Balanchine created in America. 
 
Jessica Lang’s Lyric Pieces, commissioned for International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012, was one of the highlights of that season and makes a welcome return. For her first piece for a major European company, award-winning American choreographer Lang used the romantic musical miniatures by Norwegian master Edvard Grieg and complemented them with a hand-picked design team, creating a ballet which The Stage described as ‘A ballet of dreams and romantic moods which succeeds beautifully’.
 
In the Upper Room features dancers in trainers and striking red pointe shoes who dominate the stage with energy, flair and finesse in this exhilarating, athletic ballet by American dance phenomenon Twyla Tharp. Philip Glass’s score builds to an emotional peak with dancing that the press described as ‘quick-witted and even quicker footed’. A high-octane, all-American evening!
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Serenade
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography George Balanchine; 
Costumes Karinska
Lighting Peter Teigen
 
Lyric Pieces
Music Edvard Grieg
Choreography Jessica Lang
Costumes Elena Comendador
Lighting Nicole Pearce
 
In the Upper Room
Music Philip Glass
Choreography Twyla Tharp
Original costume designs by Norma Kamali
Lighting originally by Jennifer Tipton
 
PRESS REVIEWS

'One of the great modern ballets of our age' The Times on In the Upper Room

'Lush romanticism' The Daily Telegraph on Serenade

'Vivid and memorable' Londondance.com on Lyric Pieces

 

 

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Dining at Circle
Birmingham Hippodrome’s popular restaurant, situated on Middle Circle level of the theatre foyer, is the perfect venue for a matinee lunch or an evening dinner. Come a little earlier, meet up with friends and relax over good food and a chance to browse through the programme, just a short walk from your seats in the auditorium. Click above for more details, sample menus and online reservations.
 
Eat and Drink at Stageside
Just over the road from our stage door on Thorp Street, StageSide is our casual, brasserie style experience with a lively bar and quick service.  Ideal as a place to meet friends before or after your Hippodrome visit, you might even bump into cast members and musicians as it’s a popular post-show haunt.  Pop in for a coffee or a drink, or a tasty dish or two from our simple modern British menu, all at attractive prices. Click above for more details and sample menus.
 
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Wed 18 - Sat 21 Feb

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