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 Delia Mathews and Birmingham Royal Ballet ensemble in Ignite. Photo by Andrew Ross

Delia Mathews and Birmingham Royal Ballet ensemble in Ignite. Photo by Andrew Ross

 

‘Ignite’ ★★★★

The Times

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‘In Ignite the Spanish choreographer creates an abstract work that captures the elusive energy and dramatic colours of Turner’s 1835 painting The Burning of the House of Lords and Commons’
— Debra Craine for The Times

 

‘Fingers in the Air’ at Linbury Studio

The Junior Company will performed Fingers in the Air at the Linbury Studio as part of the Young Talent Festival next summer.

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 Alexandria Marx and Michele Esposito in Fingers in the Air.  Photo by Michel Schnater

Alexandria Marx and Michele Esposito in Fingers in the Air.

Photo by Michel Schnater

 
‘It is a fun and fresh concept that invites the audience to actively participate in deciding the course of the choreography’
— Isabella Zijp for Bachtrack
 

 

New ballet for Acosta Danza

 

Very excited to start with my new dance project for Acosta Danza with music from ARIWO, a band that brings together Iranian electronic composer POUYA EHSAEI and three of London’s most influential Cuban musicians; Irakere's Latin Grammy winning “percussion virtuoso”, HAMMADI VALDES; Sierra Maestra lead trumpeter, YELFRIS VALDES; and godfather of London’s Cuban scene, ORESTE NOD.

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 Delia Mathews as River in Ignite.  Photo by Andrew Ross

Delia Mathews as River in Ignite.

Photo by Andrew Ross

Ignite brings Ballet Now alive

The hues of the fire are translated effectively via the choreography, designs and music, and the fire itself is strikingly visible. A combination of set, lighting and smoke towards the end more than suggests a burning building.

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‘Ignite is quite simply one of the best ballet to have come out of Birmingham in years’
— David Mead for SeeingDance

 
 Birmingham Royal Ballet in Ignite. Photo by Andrew Ross

Birmingham Royal Ballet in Ignite. Photo by Andrew Ross