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IGNITE
Jun
14
8:15 PM20:15

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet  — Fire and Fury

Ignite will take the work of the British painter William Turner ‘The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons’ as the main source of inspiration.

Turner based this painting on an actual event where a fire engulfed the Houses of Parliament while Londoners gathered along the Thames to gaze in awe at the horrifying spectacle. He used colour to convey the magnificent light and heat of the burning building. The image dissolves in brilliant swaths of colour and variable atmospheric effects that border on abstraction. This favours the elemental aspects of the conflagration that embodies Turner's theme of the painting. This in turn becomes the puniness and ephemerality of man's efforts in the face of nature, also referred to as ‘the sublime’ in the romantic period. 

In contrast with a narrative work that is literally explained on the stage, Juanjo’s approach will be to take the viewer on a Colour Journey where the eye and mind of the spectator will be triggered emotionally in the composition of their own ‘symbolic narrative’. Inspired by the analysis of Turners painting, Juanjo translates its colours to choreography.

Ignite is a Co-Production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dutch National Opera and Ballet and was a nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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IGNITE
Jun
15
8:15 PM20:15

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet  — Fire and Fury

Ignite will take the work of the British painter William Turner ‘The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons’ as the main source of inspiration.

Turner based this painting on an actual event where a fire engulfed the Houses of Parliament while Londoners gathered along the Thames to gaze in awe at the horrifying spectacle. He used colour to convey the magnificent light and heat of the burning building. The image dissolves in brilliant swaths of colour and variable atmospheric effects that border on abstraction. This favours the elemental aspects of the conflagration that embodies Turner's theme of the painting. This in turn becomes the puniness and ephemerality of man's efforts in the face of nature, also referred to as ‘the sublime’ in the romantic period. 

In contrast with a narrative work that is literally explained on the stage, Juanjo’s approach will be to take the viewer on a Colour Journey where the eye and mind of the spectator will be triggered emotionally in the composition of their own ‘symbolic narrative’. Inspired by the analysis of Turners painting, Juanjo translates its colours to choreography.

Ignite is a Co-Production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dutch National Opera and Ballet and was a nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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IGNITE
Jun
19
8:15 PM20:15

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet  — Fire and Fury

Ignite will take the work of the British painter William Turner ‘The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons’ as the main source of inspiration.

Turner based this painting on an actual event where a fire engulfed the Houses of Parliament while Londoners gathered along the Thames to gaze in awe at the horrifying spectacle. He used colour to convey the magnificent light and heat of the burning building. The image dissolves in brilliant swaths of colour and variable atmospheric effects that border on abstraction. This favours the elemental aspects of the conflagration that embodies Turner's theme of the painting. This in turn becomes the puniness and ephemerality of man's efforts in the face of nature, also referred to as ‘the sublime’ in the romantic period. 

In contrast with a narrative work that is literally explained on the stage, Juanjo’s approach will be to take the viewer on a Colour Journey where the eye and mind of the spectator will be triggered emotionally in the composition of their own ‘symbolic narrative’. Inspired by the analysis of Turners painting, Juanjo translates its colours to choreography.

Ignite is a Co-Production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dutch National Opera and Ballet and was a nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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IGNITE
Jun
20
8:15 PM20:15

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet  — Fire and Fury

Ignite will take the work of the British painter William Turner ‘The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons’ as the main source of inspiration.

Turner based this painting on an actual event where a fire engulfed the Houses of Parliament while Londoners gathered along the Thames to gaze in awe at the horrifying spectacle. He used colour to convey the magnificent light and heat of the burning building. The image dissolves in brilliant swaths of colour and variable atmospheric effects that border on abstraction. This favours the elemental aspects of the conflagration that embodies Turner's theme of the painting. This in turn becomes the puniness and ephemerality of man's efforts in the face of nature, also referred to as ‘the sublime’ in the romantic period. 

In contrast with a narrative work that is literally explained on the stage, Juanjo’s approach will be to take the viewer on a Colour Journey where the eye and mind of the spectator will be triggered emotionally in the composition of their own ‘symbolic narrative’. Inspired by the analysis of Turners painting, Juanjo translates its colours to choreography.

Ignite is a Co-Production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dutch National Opera and Ballet and was a nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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IGNITE
Jun
29
8:15 PM20:15

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet  — Fire and Fury

Ignite will take the work of the British painter William Turner ‘The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons’ as the main source of inspiration.

Turner based this painting on an actual event where a fire engulfed the Houses of Parliament while Londoners gathered along the Thames to gaze in awe at the horrifying spectacle. He used colour to convey the magnificent light and heat of the burning building. The image dissolves in brilliant swaths of colour and variable atmospheric effects that border on abstraction. This favours the elemental aspects of the conflagration that embodies Turner's theme of the painting. This in turn becomes the puniness and ephemerality of man's efforts in the face of nature, also referred to as ‘the sublime’ in the romantic period. 

In contrast with a narrative work that is literally explained on the stage, Juanjo’s approach will be to take the viewer on a Colour Journey where the eye and mind of the spectator will be triggered emotionally in the composition of their own ‘symbolic narrative’. Inspired by the analysis of Turners painting, Juanjo translates its colours to choreography.

Ignite is a Co-Production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dutch National Opera and Ballet and was a nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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IGNITE
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet  — Fire and Fury

Ignite will take the work of the British painter William Turner ‘The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons’ as the main source of inspiration.

Turner based this painting on an actual event where a fire engulfed the Houses of Parliament while Londoners gathered along the Thames to gaze in awe at the horrifying spectacle. He used colour to convey the magnificent light and heat of the burning building. The image dissolves in brilliant swaths of colour and variable atmospheric effects that border on abstraction. This favours the elemental aspects of the conflagration that embodies Turner's theme of the painting. This in turn becomes the puniness and ephemerality of man's efforts in the face of nature, also referred to as ‘the sublime’ in the romantic period. 

In contrast with a narrative work that is literally explained on the stage, Juanjo’s approach will be to take the viewer on a Colour Journey where the eye and mind of the spectator will be triggered emotionally in the composition of their own ‘symbolic narrative’. Inspired by the analysis of Turners painting, Juanjo translates its colours to choreography.

Ignite is a Co-Production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dutch National Opera and Ballet and was a nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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TRANSCRIPTION OF COLOR
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

TRANSCRIPTION OF COLOR

Moscow Ballet Theatre - Transcription of Colour

Transcription of Colour explores on Constructivism, the last and most influential modern art movement to flourish in Russia in the 20th century. The main source of inspiration for this work comes from László Moholy Nagy's painting “Construction A II" in dialogue with John Adams's orchestral score "Harmonielehre".

From the analysis of the colours and shapes in ‘Construction A II’  eleven scenes are written for a full length ballet. This ballet will take the viewer into an open color journey, triggering the eye and mind of the spectator emotionally. The ballet calls for dreamlike details and movements full of suspense and drama, without depicting a one directional story line.

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TRANSCRIPTION OF COLOR
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

TRANSCRIPTION OF COLOR

Moscow Ballet Theatre - Transcription of Colour

Transcription of Colour explores on Constructivism, the last and most influential modern art movement to flourish in Russia in the 20th century. The main source of inspiration for this work comes from László Moholy Nagy's painting “Construction A II" in dialogue with John Adams's orchestral score "Harmonielehre".

From the analysis of the colours and shapes in ‘Construction A II’  eleven scenes are written for a full length ballet. This ballet will take the viewer into an open color journey, triggering the eye and mind of the spectator emotionally. The ballet calls for dreamlike details and movements full of suspense and drama, without depicting a one directional story line.

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IGNITE
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Ignite makes us think about how we engage with art forms like ballet today and perhaps even the political.
— Daljinder Johal The Reviews Hub
Dancers: Celine Gittens and Brandon Lawrence. Photo: Andrew Ross

Dancers: Celine Gittens and Brandon Lawrence. Photo: Andrew Ross

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TRANSCRIPTION OF COLOR
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

TRANSCRIPTION OF COLOR

Moscow Ballet Theatre - Transcription of Colour

Transcription of Colour explores on Constructivism, the last and most influential modern art movement to flourish in Russia in the 20th century. The main source of inspiration for this work comes from László Moholy Nagy's painting “Construction A II" in dialogue with John Adams's orchestral score "Harmonielehre".

From the analysis of the colours and shapes in ‘Construction A II’  eleven scenes are written for a full length ballet. This ballet will take the viewer into an open color journey, triggering the eye and mind of the spectator emotionally. The ballet calls for dreamlike details and movements full of suspense and drama, without depicting a one directional story line.

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IGNITE
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet  — Fire and Fury

Ignite is a Co-Production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dutch National Opera and Ballet.

Ballet Now is generously supported by Oak Foundation’s Special Interest Programme, which provided major funding for the project. Ballet Now is also supported by the Foyle Foundation, Anthony Coombs and The Keith Coombs Trust, The Big Give 2017, The John Feeney Charitable Trust, The Leche Trust, The John S Cohen Foundation, The H Steven and PE Wood Charitable Trust, The W and M Morris Charitable Trust, the estate of Judith and John Percival, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s New Work Syndicate 2017 and Director’s Appeal 2017.

Ignite is supported (2018) by PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations and the RVW Trust.

Ignite was a nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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IGNITE
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet  — Fire and Fury

Ignite is a Co-Production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dutch National Opera and Ballet.

Ballet Now is generously supported by Oak Foundation’s Special Interest Programme, which provided major funding for the project. Ballet Now is also supported by the Foyle Foundation, Anthony Coombs and The Keith Coombs Trust, The Big Give 2017, The John Feeney Charitable Trust, The Leche Trust, The John S Cohen Foundation, The H Steven and PE Wood Charitable Trust, The W and M Morris Charitable Trust, the estate of Judith and John Percival, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s New Work Syndicate 2017 and Director’s Appeal 2017.

Ignite is supported (2018) by PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations and the RVW Trust.

Ignite was a nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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IGNITE
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet  — Fire and Fury

Ignite is a Co-Production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dutch National Opera and Ballet.

Ballet Now is generously supported by Oak Foundation’s Special Interest Programme, which provided major funding for the project. Ballet Now is also supported by the Foyle Foundation, Anthony Coombs and The Keith Coombs Trust, The Big Give 2017, The John Feeney Charitable Trust, The Leche Trust, The John S Cohen Foundation, The H Steven and PE Wood Charitable Trust, The W and M Morris Charitable Trust, the estate of Judith and John Percival, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s New Work Syndicate 2017 and Director’s Appeal 2017.

Ignite is supported (2018) by PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations and the RVW Trust.

Ignite was a nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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IGNITE
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet  — Fire and Fury

Ignite is a Co-Production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dutch National Opera and Ballet.

Ballet Now is generously supported by Oak Foundation’s Special Interest Programme, which provided major funding for the project. Ballet Now is also supported by the Foyle Foundation, Anthony Coombs and The Keith Coombs Trust, The Big Give 2017, The John Feeney Charitable Trust, The Leche Trust, The John S Cohen Foundation, The H Steven and PE Wood Charitable Trust, The W and M Morris Charitable Trust, the estate of Judith and John Percival, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s New Work Syndicate 2017 and Director’s Appeal 2017.

Ignite is supported (2018) by PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations and the RVW Trust.

Ignite was a nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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IGNITE
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

IGNITE

Birmingham Royal Ballet  — Fire and Fury

Ignite is a Co-Production between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Dutch National Opera and Ballet.

Ballet Now is generously supported by Oak Foundation’s Special Interest Programme, which provided major funding for the project. Ballet Now is also supported by the Foyle Foundation, Anthony Coombs and The Keith Coombs Trust, The Big Give 2017, The John Feeney Charitable Trust, The Leche Trust, The John S Cohen Foundation, The H Steven and PE Wood Charitable Trust, The W and M Morris Charitable Trust, the estate of Judith and John Percival, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s New Work Syndicate 2017 and Director’s Appeal 2017.

Ignite is supported (2018) by PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations and the RVW Trust.

Ignite was a nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2018 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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