BALLET VIRTUOSO is a company of eight professional dancers who have danced with major Ballet Companies and who currently dance the principal roles in the full length classical ballet productions of English Youth Ballet. The programme is specially designed to present classical ballet to smaller theatres of less than 400 seats that are not able to receive the larger ballet companies.
Directed by Janet Lewis MBE, Virtuoso is an exciting contrasting evening ranging from the Romantic Ballet era through to the Gershwin-Motion Pictures Hollywood musicals. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is followed by the famous Spring Waters pas de deux very rarely seen out side Russia. We present too a neo-classical Pas de Deux The Missing Page which was commissioned in 1992 and was based on the French classic novel ‘Paul et Virginie’ by Bernardin de Saint Pierre. The copy of the book had a page missing, so the choreographer Dominic Marshall imagined what happened on that page. There have been other additions to the repertoire with works choreographed by Alex Newton and Oliver Speers.
Dominic Marshall also choreographed, the modern symbolic version of The Firebird, danced to the famous Stravinsky score. The grand finale of the evening is the wonderful Gershwin ballet based on the Hollywood musicals era of the thirties and forties.
Chopin Variations: Missing Page Pas de Deux: Corsaire Pas De Deux: Firebird: Contrast-Alt-Delete: Spring Waters: Les Sylphides Variations: Black & White Swan Pas De Deux: The Space Inbetween: Gershwin-Motion Pictures.