Ballet Central, the Central School of Ballet’s renowned graduate performing company, is to appear at the Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, next month, as part of their 2018 nationwide tour.
The annual tour offers audiences across the country the chance to see the company’s young and dynamic dancers showcase the best dance theatre from current industry professionals alongside newly-commissioned work and refreshed classics from the world’s top choreographers.
Matthew Bourne of New Adventures honours Ballet Central with the Fairies Prologue from his gothic-reworking of Sleeping Beauty and, for the first time, the company will present an excerpt from FAR by multi award-winning choreographer and director Wayne McGregor.
After the success of last year’s Romeo & Juliet, choreographer Jenna Lee returns to Ballet Central with her brand new creation Black Swan, a dark twist on the iconic classic. To celebrate the life and work of Kenneth MacMillan, the dancers will also introduce an excerpt from his rarely-seen 1983 ballet Valley of Shadows inspired by Georgio Bassani’s haunting novel The Garden of the Finzi-Continis.
And finally, to close this year’s performance, artistic director of Ballet Central Christopher Marney will revive scenes from Christopher Gable’s Cinderella on the 25th anniversary of its creation.
Set to a score by resident composer Philip Feeney this is a timeless version of a much-loved fairy tale.
Tickets for the performance, on Monday, April 9, are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/shows/ballet-central-2018/ or visit the theatre in person.
Picture above by ASH Photography