Great Dance for 2019 at Birmingham Hippodrome
This year, Birmingham Hippodrome will showcase an exciting and diverse programme of dance; from classical to contemporary, bold to beautiful, there is something for everyone.
Kick-starting the season with a splash of psychedelic colour is Mark Morris Dance Group’s Pepperland (26 & 27 Mar). Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, this celebrated production is a must-see for dance and Beatles fans alike.
Our sensational season of dance continues with award-winning choreographer Seeta Patel’s, as she takes on the challenge of reimagining of the iconic Rite of Spring (14 May) for an international cast of Bharatanatyam dancers.
This year, the final of BBC Young Dancer 2019 (18 May) will be broadcast from Birmingham Hippodrome – the first time the event has ever been held outside of London! Tickets are available to book for the general public now, so grab them quick.
In 2008, choreographer Rosie Kay created the award-winning, five-star work 5 Soldiers. This year, the work is expanded for the Hippodrome’s main stage with 10 Soldiers (21 May). This brand-new work looks at life in 2019’s British Army including issues of equality and diversity.
This June, our partners Birmingham Royal Ballet return to the stage with two contrasting productions. [Un]leashed (12-15 Jun) is an unmissable opportunity to see three stunning ballets by female choreographers, including the world première of a new commission by Didy Veldman, with a score by Gabriel Prokofiev, grandson of Sergei Prokofiev. David Bintley’s final season with the Company is marked with the return of his Hobson’s Choice (19-22 Jun). With a musical score that you can’t help but whistle, composed by Paul Reade, composer of themes for The Antiques Roadshow and The Flumps, this hugely popular ballet remains a firm favourite with audiences.
Matthew Bourne brings his brand new production of Romeo and Juliet (10-14 Sep) to the Hippodrome in a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. In this thrilling production, the New Adventures Company are joined by the West Midlands’ brightest young dance talent.
Highly acclaimed ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company return with Some Like It Hip Hop (18 & 19 Oct). Hip Hop, comedy and physical storytelling combine to tell a complicated comical tale of love, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, gender stereotypes and revolution.
Ahead of taking the reins as Director at Birmingham Royal Ballet, global ballet star Carlos Acosta brings his newly established company, Acosta Danza (11 & 12 Nov) back to Birmingham. The vibrant Cuban company will perform new and existing ballet and contemporary works, including a guest appearance from Acosta himself.
For more information and full listing of dance at Birmingham Hippodrome, CLICK HERE.