Sleeping Beauty Nutcracker Coppelia Giselle Swan Lake
     
PRODUCTIONS 2018 SEASON    
     
WATERSMEET
RICKMANSWORTH

Box Office: 01923 711063
Website: TBA
Fri 2 March
Sat 3 March
BALLET - Coppelia
  DARLINGTON HIPPODROME
DARLINGTON

Box Office: 01325 405405
Website: www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk
Fri 13 April
Sat 14 April
BALLET - Coppelia
     
THEATRE ROYAL
NORWICH

Box Office: 01603 630000
Website: www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
Fri 25 May
Sat 26 May
BALLET - Cinderella in Hollywood (Premier)
  THEATRESEVERN
SHREWSBURY

Box Office: TBA
Website: TBA
Fri 22 June
Sat 23 June
BALLET - Cinderella in Hollywood
     
TBA
NOTTINGHAM

Box Office: TBA
Website: TBA
Fri 20 July
Sat 21 July
BALLET - Cinderella in Hollywood
  NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE
WIMBLEDON

Box Office: TBA
Website: TBA
Fri 24 August
Sat 25 August
BALLET - Swan Lake
     
SANDS CENTRE
CARLISLE

Box Office: TBA
Website: TBA
Fri 21September
Sat 22 September
BALLET - Ballet Etudes/Nutcracker Suite
  BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
BUXTON

Box Office: TBA
Website: TBA
Fri 19 October
Sat 20 October
BALLET - Sleeping Beauty'Wedding/Ballet Etudes
     
HAWTH THEATRE
CRAWLEY

Box Office: TBA
Website: TBA
Fri 9 November
Sat 10 November
BALLET - Cinderella in Hollywood
   
     
     

PRODUCTIONS FOR BALLET VIRTUOSO FOR 2018 SEASON
     

Future productions TBA

 

 

     

 

 

 


PRESS RELEASE

FROM BALLET TO BROADWAY
Directed by Janet Lewis MBE this gem of a ballet company presents the professional principal dancers from the award winning English Youth Ballet who appear throughout the UK in EYB’s full length classical ballets.Virtuoso is an exciting and contrasting evening ranging from the romantic ballet era of Les Sylphides through to Gershwin-Motion Pictures Hollywood musicals.

The white and black swan pas de deux from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is followed by the famous Spring Waters pas de deux very rarely seen out side Russia and made famous by the Bolshoi Ballet. Music composed by Rachmaninov. 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.” Music Composer - Liszt.

By contrast choreographed by Dominic Marshall, the modern symbolic version of The Firebird is impressive, 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.

The classical ballet dancers change their image and become Garland, Astaire Gene Kelly Cyd Charisse. Choreographed brilliantly by Ian Mackenzie Stewart who has starred in West End musicals and his claim to fame is being Tom Cruise’s understudy in his film days, the EYB dancers present a dazzling Hollywood finale to the evening.

BALLET VIRTUOSO is a company of eight professional dancers who have danced with The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and the Ballet-du-Capitole Toulouse, Vienna Festival Ballet 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 that are not able to receive the larger ballet companies. Click here to view the poster. Click here to view a programme from a previous production. Click here to view our short video.