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NEWS

NEWS

 
Cuba. Photo by Nicola-Bailey

Cuba. Photo by Nicola-Bailey

 

‘Portal’ Acosta Danza

I’m very excited to my next creation for Acosta Danza ‘Portal’. The ballet will focus on Cuban culture and identity, an island of contrasts that communicate through its inhabitants in many differing ways. For this project I’m collaborating with Ariwo, a Cuban/Iranian band that focuses on intersections between electronic & ancestral music. Costumes by Dutch designer Natalie de Koning and lighting by Canadian Bonnie Beecher.


 

‘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
 

 

‘Ignite’ ★★★★

The Times

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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

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

 
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