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BALLET BLACK The Suit Choreography Cathy Marston Music Philip Feeney Designs Jane Heather Lighting David Plater Dramaturgy Edward Kemp BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET A Brief Nostalgia Choreography Jack Lister Music Tom Harrold Designs Thomas Mika Lighting Alexander Berlage Nine Sinatra Songs Choreography Twyla Tharp ©1992 Songs sung by Frank Sinatra Scenic design originally by Santo Loquasto Original costumes by Oscar de la Renta Lighting originally by Jennifer Tipton A Brief Nostalgia is a co-production with Queensland 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 Hochhauser Foundation, The H Steven and PE Wood Charitable Trust, The W and M Morris Charitable Trust, the estate of Judith and John Percival, and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s New Work Syndicate 2017 and Director’s Appeal 2017. 04
Autumn Mixed Bill A Brief Nostalgia | The Suit | Nine Sinatra Songs Birmingham Royal Ballet is proud to welcome Ballet Black, the multi awardwinning company dedicated to increasing diversity in ballet, to dance alongside them in this groundbreaking mixed bill. Ballet Black was founded and directed by Ballet Now Creative Consortium member, Cassa Pancho. The bill opens with A Brief Nostalgia, the latest Ballet Now commission from young choreographer and Queensland Ballet dancer Jack Lister and composer Tom Harrold. Second is Ballet Black’s The Suit, a powerful South African fable of love, destruction and oppression re-imagined by Cathy Marston in this critically acclaimed and National Dance Award-winning production. The bill will close with Twyla Tharp’s sizzling tribute to Old Blue Eyes, Nine Sinatra Songs.
Jack Lister’s A Brief Nostalgia will feature live music from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted for these performances by Martin Georgiev. Save up to 20% on a year’s worth of ballet tickets with a BRB subscription package. “Marston’s taut new ballet shows tragedy bursting out of the seams of everyday life” The Independent on The Suit
Photo: The Suit. © Bill Cooper.