Dazzling dance from Ballet Central at the Theatre Royal

The Central School of Ballet’s renowned graduate performing company Ballet Central is coming to the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds next month.

They are visiting the theatre as part of their annual tour which offers audiences 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.

This season’s repertoire delivers an exciting performance of theatricality, technical excellence and drama choreographed by top dance industry influencers, with stunning costumes enhanced by powerful music.

The line-up includes Christopher Marney’s “Carousel Dances”, inspired by the 1945 musical “Carousel” by Rodgers and Hammerstein; a unique version of the “Dying Swan Solo” created by Calvin Richardson, and the company is delighted to present an extract from Frederick Ashton’s acclaimed “Valses Nobles et Sentimentales” performed to Maurice Ravel’s suite of waltzes.

Following the wonderful response to Kenneth MacMillan’s piece in the 2018 tour, Ballet Central is to present another excerpt from MacMillan’s works, “House of Birds”, based on the Grimm Brothers’ macabre fairy tale, “Jorinda and Joringel”.

The company also presents Jasmin Vardimon’s (in between), a physical contemporary work first created with the National Youth Dance Company in 2013; and for the first time, Ballet Central is collaborating with Thiago Soares, principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, who has created a new work with Ballet Central’s young dancers which will be premiered in London at a series of performances at the Bloomsbury Theatre in July.

Christopher Marney, artistic director of Ballet Central, said: “Audience attendance for last year’s Ballet Central tour was higher than ever. The exciting repertoire brought by these influential choreographers not only entertains our audiences, but also ensures our talented young dancers secure employment with leading dance companies and musical theatre productions worldwide.”

Ballet Central 2019 is at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds for one night only on Thursday, April 11, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/shows/ballet-central-2019/ or visit the theatre in person.

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