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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET Director David Bintley CBE

Catalogue of ballets for hire


Birmingham Royal Ballet 1931: Ninette de Valois founds the Vic-Wells Ballet in London. 1940: The company begins to tour the country and changes its name to Sadler’s Wells Ballet.

1946: Sadler’s Wells Ballet becomes resident at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. De Valois founds a second company at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, the Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet.

1956: A Royal Charter is bestowed upon both companies and their joint school. They are re-named The Royal Ballet and the Royal Ballet Touring Company.

1977: The Royal Ballet Touring Company changes its name to Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet and Peter Wright becomes Director.

1990: Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet moves to Birmingham and becomes Birmingham Royal Ballet.

1995: Peter Wright retires and David Bintley becomes Director. Birmingham Royal Ballet is a company limited by guarantee. Registered Office: Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4AU; Registered in England and Wales No.3320538; Charity Registered No.1061012, VAT Registration No.687 9333 73. Birmingham Royal Ballet is funded by:

Photos: Bill Cooper, Tim Cross, Steve Hanson @Emma Rothera, Andrew Ross, Geoff Slack, Roy Smiljanic, Leslie E. Spatt and Simon Tomkinson


Contents David Bintley One-act ballets Full-evening ballets

2 15

19th-century classics

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British heritage works One-act ballets Full-evening ballets

47 69

International choreographers

75

Birmingham Royal Ballet commissions

91

Index by ballet name

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Index by choreographer

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Index by composer

100

Index by date

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Index by duration

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Index by number of roles

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For some ballets there is some flexibility in cast numbers and in many full-evening ballets it is possible for multiple roles to be covered by a single dancer; please ask for full details.

HIRE INFORMATION For all enquiries, please contact: Doug Nicholson Head of Scenic Presentation: DougNicholson@brb.org.uk +44 (0) 121 245 3507 +44 (0) 775 367 2456 1


‘One of the most consistent and significant forces in British ballet.’ SARAH CROmPTON, ARTS EDiTOR iN CHiEF AND DANCE CRiTiC OF THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH, ON DAViD BiNTLEy


David Bintley One-act ballets


Allegri diversi 1987

Carmina burana 1995

Choreography David Bintley Music Gioachino Rossini Designs Terry Bartlett Lighting John B. Read

Choreography David Bintley Music Carl Orff Designs Philip Prowse Lighting Peter mumford

Number of roles 8 (4 female/4 male) Running time 23 minutes

Number of roles 30 (15 female/15 male) Running time 65 minutes

‘A blockbuster.’ THE DAiLy ExPRESS

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H Olivier Award nomination, 1997


A modern morality tale set to Carl Orff’s epic score. Three seminarians are lured away from their religious studies by Fortuna, the goddess of fate, only to be corrupted by her and sucumb to the irresistable lures of food, drink, spiritual love and physical love.

‘Big, brash and seething with energy... rapturously received’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH

‘Just awesome... proved once again that Bintley is a genius.’ THE STAGE ‘A spectacular, quirky and highly inventive work.’ BiRmiNGHAm mAiL 5


Concert Fantasy 2002

The Dance House 1995

Choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr ilyich Tchaikovsky Lighting Peter Teigen

Choreography David Bintley Music Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano Concerto No.1) Designs Robert Heindel Lighting Lisa J. Pinkham

Number of roles 14 (7 female/7 male) Running time 30 minutes

Number of roles 19 (16 female/3 male) Running time 26 minutes

‘A little masterpiece.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH

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E=mc2 2009

Faster 2012

Choreography David Bintley Music matthew Hindson (Commissioned score) Designs Kate Ford Lighting Peter mumford

Choreography David Bintley Music matthew Hindson (Commissioned score) Designs Becs Andrews Lighting Peter mumford

Number of roles 31 (17 female/14 male) Running time 40 minutes

Number of roles 21 (12 female/9 male) Running time 35 minutes

‘A thrillingly constructed work.’ THE GUARDiAN

‘Fantastic... a dynamic new work.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH

H Southbank Show Award for Dance, 2010 H Olivier Award nomination, 2010

H Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards nomination, 2012

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Flowers of the Forest 1985 Choreography David Bintley Music malcolm Arnold and Benjamin Britten Costumes Jan Blake Backcloth Jon Goodwin Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 20 (10 female/10 male) Running time 29 minutes

‘A perfect ballet.’ THE BiRmiNGHAm POST

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Galanteries 1986 Choreography David Bintley Music Wolfgang Amadeus mozart Designs Jan Blake Lighting John B. Read Number of roles 12 (8 female/4 male) Running time 25 minutes

‘Bintley articulates an unselfconscious poetry... a very good work.’ THE GUARDiAN


Homage to Chopin 1980 Choreography David Bintley Music Andrzej Panufnik Designs mike Beckett Number of roles 7 (6 female/1 male) Running time 15 minutes

The Nutcracker Sweeties 1996 Choreography David Bintley Music Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn Sets Peter J. Davison Costumes Jasper Conran Lighting Peter mumford Number of roles 34 (17 female/17 male) Running time 35 minutes

H Manchester Evening News Award, 1997 H Olivier Award nomination, 1998

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The Orpheus Suite 2004 Choreography David Bintley Music Colin Towns (Commissioned score) Sets and Lighting Steven Scott Costumes Kandis Cook Number of roles 23 (12 female/11 male) Running time 45 minutes

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Les Petits Riens 1991 Choreography David Bintley Music Wolfgang Amadeus mozart Lighting Nicholas Ware Number of roles 19 (13 female/5 male/1 ballet student) Running time 25 minutes


The Protecting Veil 1998 Choreography David Bintley Music John Tavener Designs Ruari murchison Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 10 (5 female/5 male) Running time 48 minutes

H ITV South Bank Show Award, 1998

The Seasons 2001 Choreography David Bintley Music Giuseppe Verdi Designs Jean-marc Puissant Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 25 (17 female/8 male) Running time 35 minutes

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The Shakespeare Suite 1999 Choreography David Bintley Music Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn Sets and Lighting Steven Scott Costumes Jasper Conran Number of roles 23 (12 female/11 male) Running time 45 minutes

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The Sons of Horus 1985 Choreography David Bintley Music Peter mcGowen (Commissioned score) Designs Terry Bartlett Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 17 (13 female/4 male) Running time 30 minutes


‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café 1988 Choreography David Bintley Music Simon Jeffes (Commissioned score) Designs Hayden Griffin Lighting John B. Read Number of roles 24 (13 female/10 male/1 child) Running time 43 minutes

‘Pure genius.’ THE SUNDAy ExPRESS

‘An ingenious work.’ LONDON EVENiNG STANDARD

‘Unforgettable.’ THE SUNDAy TimES

H Manchester Evening News Award, 1988 H Olivier Award nomination, 1988 H International Defence of Nature Award, 1993

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Take Five 2007 Choreography David Bintley Music Dave Brubeck Transcribed by Colin Towns Designs Jean-marc Puissant Lighting Peter mumford Number of roles 11 (5 female/6 male) Running time 28 minutes

Tombeaux 1993 Choreography David Bintley Music William Walton (Hindemith Variations) Designs Jasper Conran Lighting John B. Read Number of roles 16 (11 female/5 male) Running time 27 minutes

‘One of Bintley’s finest creations’ THE OBSERVER

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H Olivier Award nomination, 1993 H Manchester Evening News Award, 1997


David Bintley Full-evening ballets


Aladdin 2012 Choreography David Bintley Music Carl Davis Sets Dick Bird Costumes Sue Blane Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 50 (29 female/21 male) Running time Three acts: 51/35/35 minutes

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Created for the National Ballet of Japan in 2008 and re-created in Birmingham in 2012, Aladdin is aimed at a family audience. The ballet is a large and spectacular production, designed for touring, and complete with a host of technical tricks including a flying carpet. David Bintley looks back to the original tale, taking Persian and Far-Eastern influences, to create a fast-paced and modern balletic version of this well-known story.

‘A terrific couple of hours’ entertainment.’ THE OxFORD TimES

‘Bright, extrovert steps and colourful costumes... a family-packed theatre is kept happily entertained.’ THE GUARDiAN ‘A delightful family show... it looks absolutely astonishing.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH 17


Beauty and the Beast 2003 Choreography David Bintley Music Glenn Buhr (Commissioned score) Designs Philip Prowse Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 39 (20 female/19 male) Running time Two acts: 48/48 minutes

‘A thing of monumental glory.’ THE DAiLy ExPRESS

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‘A joy to behold.’ THE SCOTSmAN

The first of David Bintley’s fairytale ballets and one of the most successful. A darkly gothic but family-friendly ballet with the relationship between Belle and the Beast intense and strongly painted. As well as a stunning set which literally opens like a book, the ballet also features Bintley’s trade-mark wit in a humorous wedding feast scene where Belle’s sisters’ suitor, monsieur Cochon, cannot decide which of the two to marry!

‘Spellbinding... choreography, score, set and lighting are in total harmony.’ THE STAGE ‘Breathtakingly atmospheric.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH ‘A gorgeous piece of fantasy and stagecraft.’ mANCHESTER THEATRE AWARDS

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Cinderella 2010 Choreography David Bintley Music Sergei Prokofiev Designs John F. macfarlane Lighting David A. Finn Number of roles 48 (27 female/18 male/3 children) Running time Three acts: 40/40/30 minutes

HHHHH ‘Dazzling... a sure-fire hit.’ THE BiRmiNGHAm mAiL

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H Critics’ Circle National Dance Award, 2011 H Manchester Theatre Award, 2011

www.CreatingCinderella.com


HHHHH ‘Sensational.’ THE DAiLy ExPRESS

A huge hit with audiences and broadcast by the BBC as the BBC Christmas Ballet in 2010, David Bintley’s interpretation of the classic Prokofiev score is one of the most popular ballets in the Company’s repertory. Bintley returns to Prokofiev’s original Skinny and Dumpy ugly sisters, danced by women, but ‘ugly’ on the inside. The ballet boasts a spectacular ball and some stunning coups de théâtre, such as the clock at the end of the ball and a beautiful carriage like spun sugar.

‘Potent, imaginative and emotionally intoxicating.’ THE STAGE ‘This sumptuous Cinderella is a banquet for the eyes.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH ‘Bintley’s production is a winner.’ THE iNDEPENDENT 21


Cyrano 2007 Choreography David Bintley Music Carl Davis (Commissioned score) Designs Hayden Griffin Lighting mark Jonathan Fight Director malcolm Ranson Number of roles 45 (17 female/25 male/2 actors/1 child) Running time Three acts: 55/35/40 minutes

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‘Masterful choreography.’ THE BiRmiNGHAm mAiL


A lush, romantic period ballet based on Rostand’s play, Cyrano tells the moving story of the love triangle between Cyrano, Christian and Roxane. Complex choreography and mime, encompassing humour and tragedy, cleverly depict this story about the power of the written word. With sword fights a-plenty and a spectacular, pyrotechnic-filled battle scene, Cyrano is contemporary classical ballet, with three-dimensional characters and a relevant, accessible story.

‘Cyrano is one of these rare birds, a truly skilled family ballet... with a flowing story, lashings of set opportunities and an atmospheric score.’ THE ARTSDESK ‘It sends an audience out... with a warm feeling in their hearts.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH 23


Edward II 1995 Choreography David Bintley Music John mcCabe (Commissioned score) Sets Peter J. Davison Costumes Jasper Conran Lighting Peter mumford Number of roles 49 (15 female/24 male/8 actors/2 children) Running time Two acts: 60/55 minutes

‘Remarkable.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH

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H Barclays Theatre Awards Outstanding Achievement in Dance, 1998 H Olivier Award nomination, 2000


A no-holds-barred tale of the tragic love between Edward ii and Piers Gaveston, based on Christopher marlowe’s play. Scandalous at its premiere, Edward II is no longer such a controversial work, though it has lost none of its power and emotion in the intervening years. Every detail of Edward’s life from his relationship with Queen isabella to the brutal murder of Gaveston, and Edward’s own gruesome end, is mapped out in beautiful choreography against stunning, stylised sets and costumes from two of the UK’s greatest designers.

‘Outstanding choreography.’ LONDONDANCE

‘Delivers some of the most daringly imagined choreography of his career.’ THE GUARDiAN ‘Fills the stage with some unforgettable images.’ THE STAGE

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Far from the Madding Crowd 1997 Choreography David Bintley Music Paul Reade (Commissioned score) Designs Hayden Griffin Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 42 (16 female/20 male/6 actors) Running time Three acts: 50/40/42 minutes

‘Packed full of lust, deceit and murder.’ THE BiRmiNGHAm mAiL

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Based on Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel of the same name, Far from the Madding Crowd is period drama at its best. With a story that doesn’t allow for the fantastic coups de théâtre for which Bintley is known, the work relies purely on the gorgeous and authentic designs, and detailed and expressive choreography to tell the story of Bathsheba Everdene and her eventful, tragic, but ultimately happy and fulfilled life.

‘Intelligent, passionate, hugely atmospheric.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH

‘Some of the best neo-classical dance-making seen in this country.’ THE DAiLy ExPRESS ‘This is David Bintley’s masterpiece.’ THE STAGE 27


Hobson’s Choice 1989

‘Bintley’s most fully realised narrative work.’ THE GUARDiAN

Choreography David Bintley Music Paul Reade (Commissioned score) Designs Hayden Griffin (Costumes co-designed with Claudia meyer) Lighting John B. Read Number of roles 29 (9 female/18 male/2 children) Running time Three acts: 34/28/42 minutes

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H Olivier Award nomination, 1990


‘Excellent.’ THE SCOTSmAN

Hobson’s Choice, based on the Harold Brighouse play of the same name, is arguably David Bintley’s most successful fullevening ballet. At its premiere at the Royal Opera House in London it received an ovation, the like of which hadn’t been seen since Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, nearly 30 years before. it tells the touching and genuinely funny tale of the unorthodox romance between Will mossop, a poor boot maker, and maggie Hobson, the fiery and determined daughter of Will’s alcoholic boss, Henry.

‘Delightful, lovable comedy that’s David Bintley’s finest and most entertaining work.’ THE ARTSDESK ‘A warm and tender ballet that just radiates with David Bintley’s mischievous sense of fun and his great love of British dance.’ THE STAGE 29


The Prince of the Pagodas 2011 Choreography David Bintley Music Benjamin Britten Designs Rae Smith Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 47 (24 female/23 male/3 children) Running time Three acts: 50/40/42 minutes

‘A real theatrical feast of delights... visually stunning.’ WHATS ON STAGE

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‘Beautiful and eye-catching.’ THE ARTSDESK

Originally created for the National Ballet of Japan, David Bintley’s The Prince of the Pagodas is an epic, colourful, Japanese fantasy, set to Benjamin Britten’s well-known score. it follows the adventures of Princess Belle Sakura as she tries to thwart her evil stepmother’s plans and discover the fate of her long-lost brother. Steeped in Japanese history and culture, and inspired by Ukiyo-e, traditional Japanese woodcuts, the production was designed by Rae Smith, creator of the internationally successful West End play, War Horse.

‘The sheer beauty of what you see unfolding on stage is a total delight.’ THE BiRmiNGHAm POST ‘Bintley has laid on a feast for the eyes.’ THE mAiL ON SUNDAy

‘A crowning glory for brilliant Bintley.’ THE iNDEPENDENT


Sylvia 1876/1993/2009 Choreography David Bintley Music Léo Delibes Designs Sue Blane Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 33 (20 female/11 male/2 children) Running time Three acts: 34/24/40 minutes

‘Gorgeous... a delight from start to finish.’ THE SUNDAy ExPRESS

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‘Splendid.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH

Using a new prologue, David Bintley contextualises the traditional story of Sylvia, making it more comprehensible and relevant to a modern audience. The main body of the ballet becomes a morality tale in which all the guests at a 1950s party are sent back in time to ancient Rome by the mischievous Eros, in disguise as the gardener. Under Eros’s ever-present guiding (and often comical) hand, the bickering Count and Countess go on to learn the true value of love.

‘Bintley has a merry eye and a command of classical dance-making that sits delightfully on this score.’ THE FiNANCiAL TimES ‘An ingeniously reworked version.’ THE GUARDiAN

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‘Bintley’s creative symbiosis with music is his unique gift.’ THE DAiLy ExPRESS


19th-Century Classics

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CoppĂŠlia 1870/1995 Choreography marius Petipa, Enrico Cecchetti and Peter Wright Music LĂŠo Delibes Production Peter Wright Designs Peter Farmer Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 55 (21 female/20 male/10 actors/4 children) Running time Three acts: 35/30/32 minutes

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H Manchester Evening News Award, 1999


HHHHH THE BiRmiNGHAm POST

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THE FiNANCiAL TimES

‘As a work of sumptuous dance and mimetic storytelling it is hard to beat.’ THE DAiLy ExPRESS ‘One of the traditional gems of the repertory.’ THE SUNDAy TimES

‘Peter Wright’s production of Coppélia... is a classic masterpiece with little to rival it in the world of ballet today.’ THE BiRmiNGHAm POST ‘Peter Wright has created a masterpiece.’ THE STAGE 37


Giselle 1841/1999 Choreography marius Petipa, Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and David Bintley Music Adolphe Adam Production David Bintley and Galina Samsova Designs Hayden Griffin Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 45 (25 female/19 male/1 child) Running time Two acts: 55/46 minutes

HHHHH THE BiRmiNGHAm mAiL

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THE DAiLy ExPRESS

‘A Giselle worth savouring.’ THE iRiSH TimES, DUBLiN ‘Poetry in motion... gloriously Romantic, from the tumbling waterfall in Giselle’s village to the ruined Gothic arches soaring around her grave.’ THE STAGE

‘A harmonious and subtle staging.’ THE TimES ‘A remarkable set... and exquisite costumes.’ THE iRiSH NEWS, BELFAST

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The Nutcracker 1892/1990 Choreography Peter Wright, Lev ivanov and Vincent Redmon Music Pyotr ilyich Tchaikovsky Production Peter Wright Designs John F. macfarlane Lighting David A. Finn Number of roles 65 (28 female/28 male/9 children) Running time Two acts: 50/50 minutes

‘Unforgettable.’ THE STAGE

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H Olivier Award nomination (designs), 1995 H Olivier Award nomination (production), 1995 H Manchester Evening News Award, 2001


HHHHH THE SUNDAy TELEGRAPH

‘As a stage spectacle it is sumptuous, with thrilling transformation scenes... no other version comes close.’ HHHHH THE SUNDAy TimES ‘Superior to any other presented in the UK today.’ THE ARTSDESK

‘Delivers the wow-factor year on year.’ BiRmiNGHAm POST ‘Peter Wright... gets pretty much everything spot-on, from his lucid account of the plot to the gorgeously crystalline formations for the snowflakes.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH ‘The transition scene is spectacular.’ THE DAiLy ExPRESS

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The Sleeping Beauty 1890/1984 Choreography marius Petipa, Lev ivanov and Peter Wright Music Pyotr ilyich Tchaikovsky Production Peter Wright Designs Philip Prowse Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 66 (31 female/27 male/8 actors) Running time Four acts: 34/29/32/40 minutes

‘Matchless.’ THE SUNDAy TELEGRAPH

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‘Spectacular.’ THE TimES

‘The grandest ballet in the repertory... Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production remains the most magisterial I have seen.’ THE GUARDiAN ‘If you’ve never been to the ballet before, this is a great introduction.’ mANCHESTER EVENiNG NEWS ‘Has no equal in the ballet world today.’ THE STAGE ‘Every once in a while a director/producer finds the knife-edge balance between down-to-earth entertainment and art. If ever there was a perfect example of this rare phenomenon, it is Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty.’ THE DAiLy ExPRESS

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Swan Lake 1895/1981 Choreography marius Petipa, Lev ivanov and Peter Wright Music Pyotr ilyich Tchaikovsky Production Peter Wright and Galina Samsova Designs Philip Prowse Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 54 (29 female/16 male/9 actors) Running time Four acts 32/32/44/20

‘A triumph.’ THE GUARDiAN

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‘One of the best Swan Lakes around.’ HHHHH THE DAiLy ExPRESS

‘Peter Wright’s Swan Lake is a masterpiece, with all the elements which make up a superb production securely in place.’ THE STAGE ‘This production... is world-class.’ THE BiRmiNGHAm POST ‘One of the world’s finest productions of the ballet. Peter Wright’s choreography... is crystalline in its beauty and narrative clarity.’ THE OBSERVER

‘A splendid production.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH 45


Paquita 1846/1980 Choreography marius Petipa Music Ludwig minkus Orchestrated by Barry Wordsworth Designs Peter Farmer Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 18 (17 female/1 male) Running time 28 minutes

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British Heritage Works One-act ballets

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Birthday Offering 1956

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Brouillards 1970

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Alexander Glazunov Designs Peter Farmer Lighting Peter mumford

Choreography John Cranko Music Claude Debussy (Preludes for piano) Lighting Nicholas Ware

Number of roles 14 (7 female/7 male) Running time 30 minutes

Number of roles 21 (6 female/15 male) Running time 39 minutes


The Burrow 1958 Choreography Kenneth macmillan Music Frank martin (Petite Symphonie concertante) Designs Nicholas Georgiadis Lighting John B. Read Number of roles 22 (12 female/9 male/1 student) Running time 22 minutes

Capriol Suite 1930 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Peter Warlock Designs William Chappell Number of roles 18 (8 female/10 male) Running time 15 minutes

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Card Game 1965

Checkmate 1937

Choreography John Cranko Music igor Stravinsky Designs Dorothee Zippel Lighting Peter Teigen

Choreography Ninette de Valois Music Arthur Bliss Designs E. mcKnight Kauffer Lighting John B. Read

Number of roles 15 (4 female/11 male) Running time 24 minutes

Number of roles 31 (19 female/12 male) Running time 46 minutes

‘Shows de Valois’ unique theatrical genius.’ THE SPECTATOR

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Concerto 1966 Choreography Kenneth macmillan Music Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano Concerto No.2) Designs Jürgen Rose Lighting John B. Read Number of roles 29 (18 female/11 male) Running time 24 minutes

Dante Sonata 1940/2000 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Franz Liszt Arranged by Constant Lambert Designs Sophie Fedorovitch Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 22 (14 female/8 male) Running time 20 minutes

‘Totally remarkable.’ THE BiRmiNGHAm POST

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Daphnis and Chloë 1951 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music maurice Ravel Designs John Craxton Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 37 (19 female/18 male) Running time 55 minutes

‘A stonking masterpiece.’ THE ARTSDESK

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The Dream 1964 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Felix mendelssohn Arranged by John Lanchbery Designs Peter Farmer Lighting John B. Read Number of roles 30 (19 female/10 male/1 child) Running time 54 minutes

‘Delightful... ravishing ballet.’ THE FiNANCiAL TimES

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Elite Syncopations 1974 Choreography Kenneth macmillan Music Scott Joplin and others Designs ian Spurling Number of roles 17 (8 female/9 male) Running time 35 minutes

Enigma Variations 1968 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Edward Elgar Designs Julia Trevelyan-Oman Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 24 (10 female/14 male) Running time 35 minutes

‘A guaranteed crowd-pleaser.’ THE FiNANCiAL TimES

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H Manchester Evening News Award nomination, 2009


Façade 1931

La Fin du jour 1979

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music William Walton Designs John Armstrong Lighting Peter Teigen

Choreography Kenneth macmillan Music maurice Ravel (Piano Concerto in G) Designs ian Spurling Lighting John B. Read

Number of roles 20 (11 female/9 male) Running time 20 minutes

Number of roles 24 (12 female/12 male) Running time 22 minutes

‘Masterful.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH

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Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan 1976

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Las Hermanas 1963

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Johannes Brahms Lighting mark Jonathan

Choreography Kenneth macmillan Music Frank martin (Harpsichord Concerto) Designs Nicholas Georgiadis Lighting John B. Read

Number of roles 1 (1 female) Running time 8 minutes

Number of roles 7 (6 female/1 male) Running time 24 minutes


The Invitation 1960

Jazz Calendar 1968

Choreography Kenneth macmillan Music mรกtyรกs Seiber Designs Nicholas Georgiadis

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Richard Rodney Bennett Designs Derek Jarman

Number of roles 26 (15 female/11 male) Running time 59 minutes

Number of roles 27 (11 female/16 male) Running time 33 minutes

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Job 1931 Choreography Ninette de Valois Music Ralph Vaughan Williams Designs John Piper Lighting michael Benthall Number of roles 56 (23 female/25 male/8 students) Running time 42 minutes

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The Lady and the Fool 1954 Choreography John Cranko Music Giuseppe Verdi Arranged by Charles mackerras Designs Kate Ford Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 21 (9 female/12 male) Running time 48 minutes


Miracle in the Gorbals 1944/2014 Choreography Gillian Lynne after Robert Helpmann Music Arthur Bliss Designs Adam Wiltshire after Edward Burra Scenario michael Benthall Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 35 (16 female/19 male) Running time 42 minutes

‘A remarkable achievement.’ THE ARTSDESK ‘A blazing triumph of dance-drama.’ THE HUFFiNGTON POST

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Monotones II 1965 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Erik Satie (Trois GymnopĂŠdies) Designs Frederick Ashton Lighting Nicholas Ware Number of roles 3 (1 female/2 male) Running time 12 minutes

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Les Patineurs 1937 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Giacomo meyerbeer Arranged by Constant Lambert Designs William Chappell Lighting John B. Read Number of roles 14 (8 female/6 male) Running time 28 minutes


Pavane 1973

Pillar of Fire 1942

Choreography Kenneth macmillan Music Gabriel FaurĂŠ Costumes Deborah macmillan

Choreography Anthony Tudor Music Arnold Schoenberg (Transfigured Night) Designs Joe mielziner Lighting John Hall

Number of roles 2 (1 female/1 male) Running time 7 minutes

Number of roles 21 (12 female/9 male) Running time 35 minutes

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Pineapple Poll 1951

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The Prospect Before Us 1940/1998

Choreography John Cranko Music Arthur Sullivan Arranged by Charles mackerras Designs Osbert Lancaster Lighting Neil Austin

Choreography Ninette de Valois Music William Boyce Arranged by Constant Lambert Designs Roger Furse Lighting mark Jonathan

Number of roles 17 (9 female/8 male) Running time 45 minutes

Number of roles 35 (17 female/12 male/6 children) Running time 38 minutes

H ITV South Bank Show Award, 1998 H TMA Theatre Award, 1998


The Rake’s Progress 1935 Choreography Ninette de Valois Music Gavin Gordon Designs Rex Whistler Number of roles 22 (10 female/12 male) Running time 42 minutes

Scènes de ballet 1948 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music igor Stravinsky Designs André Beaurepaire Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 18 (13 female/5 male) Running time 23 minutes

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Solitaire 1956

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Song of the Earth 1965

Choreography Kenneth macmillan Music malcolm Arnold (English Dances) Designs Desmond Heeley

Choreography Kenneth macmillan Music Gustav mahler Designs Nicholas Georgiadis Lighting John B. Read

Number of roles 17 (8 female/9 male) Running time 27 minutes

Number of roles 20 (9 female/11 male) Running time 63 minutes


Symphonic Variations 1946

Tweedledum and Tweedledee 1977

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music César Franck Designs Sophie Fedorovitch Lighting John B. Read

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Percy Grainger Lighting mark Jonathan

Number of roles 6 (3 female/3 male) Running time 21 minutes

Number of roles 3 (1 female/2 male) Running time 5 minutes

‘One of the finest ballets of Frederick Ashton’s career.’ THE iNDEPENDENT

H ITV South Bank Show Award, 1998

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The Two Pigeons 1961 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music André messager Arranged by John Lanchbery Designs Jacques Dupont Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 36 (21 female/15 male) Running time Two acts: 30/37 minutes

‘Beauty beyond words.’ THE ARTSDESK

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Valses nobles et sentimentales 1947 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music maurice Ravel Designs Sophie Fedorovitch Lighting John B. Read Number of roles 8 (4 female/4 male) Running time 15 minutes


Voices of Spring 1977 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Johann Strauss ii Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 2 (1 female/1 male) Running time 4 minutes

The Walk to the Paradise Garden 1972 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Frederick Delius Designs William Chappell Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 3 (1 female/2 male) Running time 9 minutes

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‘Peter Wright... is Britain’s acknowledged master of traditional ballet staging.’ THE GUARDiAN


British Heritage Works Full-evening ballets

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La Fille mal gardĂŠe 1960 Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Ferdinand HĂŠrold Arranged by John Lanchbery Designs Osbert Lancaster Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 31 (13 female/18 male) Running time Three acts: 28/34/38 minutes

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‘Unmissable.’ HHHHH THE SUNDAy ExPRESS

‘Sweet and funny and replete with set-pieces – dancing chickens, adorable pony, ribbon pas de deux, Widow Simone’s clog dance...’ THE SUNDAy TELEGRAPH

‘Such a joyful and uplifting piece.’ THE STAGE ‘It may be that there is no sunnier place than Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée. Certainly there is no sunnier ballet.’ THE ARTSDESK ‘As finely wrought an English comedy as my Fair Lady or The importance of Being Earnest.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH

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Romeo and Juliet 1965/1992 Choreography Kenneth macmillan Music Sergei Prokofiev Designs Paul Andrews Lighting John B. Read Number of roles 69 (26 female/25 male/16 actors/2 children) Running time Three acts: 60/34/40 minutes

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H Olivier Award nomination, 1994


‘One doubts that there is any work, in any medium, more emotionally pummelling than Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet.’ THE TELEGRAPH

‘This production... has a lightness of touch which brings life to scenes that have often seemed tired.’ THE DAiLy mAiL

‘One of the most thrilling ballets, and this production lives up to expectations.’ THE BiRmiNGHAm POST

73


‘Birmingham is the fount of beauty and magic when it comes to ballet design.’ THE ARTSDESK 74


International Choreographers

75


Agon 1957

76

Apollo 1928

Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music igor Stravinsky Lighting Peter Teigen

Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music igor Stravinsky Lighting Peter Teigen

Number of roles 12 (8 female/4 male) Running time 28 minutes

Number of roles 7 (6 female/1 male) Running time 35 minutes


La Boutique fantasque 1919

The Cage 1951

Choreography LĂŠonide massine Music Gioachino Rossini Arranged by Ottorino Respighi Designs AndrĂŠ Derain

Choreography Jerome Robbins Music igor Stravinsky (Concerto in D for strings) Sets Jean Rosenthal Costumes Ruth Sobatka Lighting Perry Silvey

Number of roles 47 (27 female/20 male) Running time 42 minutes

Number of roles 16 (14 female/2 male) Running time 17 minutes

77


Concerto barocco 1941

78

Duo Concertante 1972

Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music Johann Sebastian Bach (Double violin concerto) Lighting Peter Teigen

Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music igor Stravinsky Lighting Ronald Bates

Number of roles 11 (10 female/1 male) Running time 20 minutes

Number of roles 2 (1 female/1 male) Running time 17 minutes


Fall River Legend 1948

Fancy Free 1944

Choreography Agnes de mille Music morton Gould Sets Oliver Smith Costumes miles White Lighting Thomas R. Skelton

Choreography Jerome Robbins Music Leonard Bernstein Sets Oliver Smith Costumes Kermit Love Lighting Jennifer Tipton

Number of roles 33 (17 female/15 male/1 actor) Running time 52 minutes

Number of roles 7 (3 female/4 male) Running time 31 minutes

79


Five Tangos 1977 Choreography Hans van manen Music Astor Piazzolla Designs Jean-Paul Vroom Lighting John Hall Number of roles 14 (7 female/7 male) Running time 27 minutes

80

The Four Temperaments 1946 Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music Paul Hindemith Number of roles 23 (17 female/6 male) Running time 32 minutes


The Grand Tour 1971 Choreography Joe Layton Music Noël Coward Arranged by Hershy Kay Designs John Conklin Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 15 (6 female/9 male) Running time 32 minutes

‘What The Grand Tour shares with midnight in Paris is a sublime and affectionate silliness.’ THE DAiLy TELEGRAPH

81


The Green Table 1932

82

Grosse Fuge 1971

Choreography Kurt Jooss Music Fritz A. Cohen Designs Hein Heckroth Lighting Hermann markard

Choreography Hans van manen Music Ludwig van Beethoven Sets Jean-Paul Vroom Lighting Jan Hofstra

Number of roles 26 (11 female/15 male) Running time 41 minutes

Number of roles 8 (4 female/4 male) Running time 29 minutes


In the Upper Room 1986

Mozartiana 1981

Choreography Twyla Tharp Š1992 Music Philip Glass Original costume designs by Norma Kamali Lighting originally by Jennifer Tipton

Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music Pyotr ilyich Tchaikovsky Designs Rouben Ter-Arutunian

Number of roles 15 (9 female/6 male) Running time 42 minutes

Number of roles 11 (5 female/2 male/4 children) Running time 30 minutes

83


Nine Sinatra Songs 1982 Choreography Twyla Tharp Š1992 Songs sung by Frank Sinatra Scenic design originally by Santo Loquasto Original costume design by Oscar de la Renta Lighting originally by Jennifer Tipton Number of roles 14 (7 female/7 male) Running time 31 minutes

84

Orpheus 1948 Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music igor Stravinsky Designs isamu Noguchi Lighting Perry Silvey Number of roles 34 (19 female/15 male) Running time 30 minutes


Petrushka 1911

‘A feast for the eyes and ears.’ THE SCOTSmAN

Choreography mikhail Fokine Music igor Stravinsky Designs Alexandre Benois Lighting John B. Read / Peter Teigen Number of roles 54 (21 female/23 male/10 actors) Running time 38 minutes

85


Prodigal Son 1929

86

Serenade 1935

Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music Sergei Prokofiev Designs Georges Rouault Lighting Peter Teigen

Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music Pyotr ilyich Tchaikovsky (Serenade for Strings) Costumes Karinska Lighting Peter Teigen

Number of roles 16 (3 female/13 male) Running time 36 minutes

Number of roles 26 (20 female/6 male) Running time 34 minutes

H Manchester Evening News Award nomination, 2009


Slaughter on Tenth Avenue 1936

Stravinsky Violin Concerto 1972

Choreography George Balanchine ©The Balanchine Trust Music Richard Rodgers Designs Kate Ford Lighting Johnny Westall-Eyre

Choreography George Balanchine ©The Balanchine Trust Music igor Stravinsky Lighting Peter Teigen

Number of roles 21 (7 female/14 male) Running time 27 minutes

Number of roles 20 (10 female/10 male) Running time 20 minutes

‘Pure joy, a wicked, fast-moving romp.’ THE STAGE

87


Symphony in Three Movements 1972 Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music igor Stravinsky Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 32 (24 female/8 male) Running time 24 minutes

88

Tchaikovsky pas de deux 1960 Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music Pyotr ilyich Tchaikovsky Number of roles 2 (1 female/1 male) Running time 8 minutes


Theme and Variations 1947

Le Tricorne 1919

Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music Pyotr ilyich Tchaikovsky Designs Peter Farmer Lighting John B. Read

Choreography LĂŠonide massine Music manuel de Falla Designs Pablo Picasso Lighting John Hall

Number of roles 26 (13 female/13 male) Running time 22 minutes

Number of roles 34 (14 female/18 male/2 actors) Running time 42 minutes

89


Twilight 1972 Choreography Hans van manen Music John Cage (Works for prepared piano) Designs Jean-Paul Vroom Lighting Jan Hofstra Number of roles 2 (1 female/1 male) Running time 14 minutes

Western Symphony 1954 Choreography George Balanchine ŠThe Balanchine Trust Music Traditional American melodies Arranged by Hershy Kay Sets John Boyt Costumes Karinska Lighting Perry Silvey Number of roles 36 (24 female/12 male) Running time 32 minutes

90


Ballets commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet

91


Le Baiser de la fée 2008 Choreography michael Corder Music igor Stravinsky Designs John F. macfarlane Lighting Paule Constable Number of roles 30 (15 female/15 male) Running time 45 minutes

92

‘Filled with bright, buoyant dancing.’ THE GUARDiAN


The Centre and its Opposite 2009 Choreography Garry Stewart Music Huey Benjamin (Commissioned score) Designs Georg meyer-Weil Lighting michael mannion Number of roles 14 (7 female/7 male) Running time 25 minutes

The Four Seasons 2005 Choreography Oliver Hindle Music Antonio Vivaldi Designs Conor murphy Lighting Charles Balfour Number of roles 16 (8 female/8 male) Running time 46 minutes

93


Kin. 2014

94

Lyric Pieces 2012

Choreography Alexander Whitley Music Phil Klein Designs Jean-marc Puissant Lighting Peter Teigen

Choreography Jessica Lang Music Edvard Grieg Designs Elena Comendador Lighting Nicole Pearce

Number of roles 10 (5 female/5 male) Running time 20 minutes

Number of roles 8 (4 female/4 male) Running time 25 minutes

H Manchester Evening News Award nomination, 2012


Powder 1998 Choreography Stanton Welch Music Wolfgang Amadeus mozart (Clarinet Concerto) Designs Kandis Cook Lighting mark Jonathan Number of roles 14 (7 female/7 male) Running time 35 minutes

Pulcinella 2006 Choreography Kim Brandstrup Music igor Stravinsky Sets and Lighting Steven Scott Costumes Kandis Cook Number of roles 20 (9 female/11 male) Running time 40 minutes

95


Quatrain 2014 Choreography Kit Holder Music Astor Piazzolla Arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov Designs Adam Wiltshire Lighting Peter Teigen Number of roles 8 (4 female/4 male) Running time 28 minutes

Sanctum 1997 Choreography Lila york Music maurice Ravel and Christopher Rouse Designs Theoni V. Aldredge Lighting John B. Read Number of roles 16 (8 female/8 male) Running time 26 minutes

‘Bubbling with ideas.’ THE ARTSDESK

96

H Manchester Evening News Award, 1997


Index by ballet name Agon Aladdin Allegri diversi Apollo Baiser de la fée, Le Beauty and the Beast Birthday Offering Boutique fantasque, La Brouillards Burrow, The Cage, The Capriol Suite Centre and its Opposite, The Card Game Carmina burana Checkmate Cinderella Concert Fantasy Concerto Concerto barocco Coppélia Cyrano Dance House, The Dante Sonata Daphnis and Chloë Dream, The Duo Concertante E=mc2 Edward ii Elite Syncopations Enigma Variations Façade

76 16 4 76 92 18 48 77 48 49 77 49 93 50 4 50 20 6 51 78 36 22 6 51 52 53 78 7 24 54 54 55

Fall River Legend Fancy Free Far from the madding Crowd Faster Fille mal gardée, La Fin du jour, La Five Brahms Waltzes Five Tangos Flowers of the Forest Four Seasons, The Four Temperaments, The Galanteries Giselle Grand Tour, The Green Table, The Grosse Fuge Hermanas, Las Hobson’s Choice Homage to Chopin in the Upper Room invitation, The Jazz Calendar Job Kin. Lady and the Fool, The Lyric Pieces miracle in the Gorbals monotones ii mozartiana Nine Sinatra Songs Nutcracker, The

79 79 26 7 70 55 56 80 8 93 80 8 38 81 82 82 56 28 9 83 57 57 58 94 58 94 59 60 83 84 40

Nutcracker Sweeties, The Orpheus Orpheus Suite, The Paquita Patineurs, Les Pavane Petits Riens, Les Petrushka Pillar of Fire Pineapple Poll Powder Prince of the Pagodas, The Prodigal Son Prospect Before Us, The Protecting Veil, The Pulcinella Quatrain Rake’s Progress, The Romeo and Juliet Sanctum Scènes de ballet Seasons, The Serenade Shakespeare Suite, The Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Sleeping Beauty, The Solitaire Song of the Earth Sons of Horus, The

9 84 10 46 60 61 10 85 61 62 95 30 86 62 11 95 96 63 72 96 63 11 86 12

‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café Stravinsky Violin Concerto Swan Lake Sylvia Symphonic Variations Symphony in Three movements Take Five Tchaikovsky pas de deux Theme and Variations Tricorne, Le Tombeaux Tweedledum and Tweedledee Twilight Two Pigeons, The Valses nobles et sentimentales Voices of Spring Walk to the Paradise Garden, The Western Symphony

13 87 44 32 65 88 14 88 89 89 14 65 90 66 66 67 67 90

87 42 64 64 12 97


Index by choreographer Ashton, Frederick Birthday Offering Capriol Suite Dante Sonata Daphnis and Chloë Dream, The Enigma Variations Façade Fille mal gardée, La Five Brahms Waltzes Jazz Calendar monotones ii Patineurs, Les Scènes de ballet Symphonic Variations Tweedledum and Tweedledee Two Pigeons, The Valses nobles et sentimentales Voices of Spring Walk to the Paradise Garden, The

48 49 51 52 53 54 55 70 56 57 60 60 63 65

98

80 83 84 86 86 87 87 88 88 89 90

65 Bintley, David 66 66 67 67

Balanchine, George Agon Apollo Concerto barocco Duo Concertante

Four Temperaments, The mozartiana Orpheus Prodigal Son Serenade Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Stravinsky Violin Concerto Symphony in Three movements Tchaikovsky pas de deux Theme and Variations Western Symphony

76 76 78 78

Aladdin Allegri diversi Beauty and the Beast Carmina burana Cinderella Concert Fantasy Cyrano Dance House, The E=mc2 Edward ii Far from the madding Crowd Faster

16 4 18 4 20 6 22 6 7 24 26 7

Flowers of the Forest Galanteries Giselle Hobson’s Choice Homage to Chopin Nutcracker Sweeties, The Orpheus Suite, The Petits Riens, Les Prince of the Pagodas The Protecting Veil, The Seasons, The Shakespeare Suite, The Sons of Horus, The ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café Sylvia Take Five Tombeaux

8 8 38 28 9 9 10 10 30

32 14 14

62

Fokine, mikhail 85

Helpmann, Robert

Hindle, Oliver Four Seasons, The

93

Holder, Kit Quatrain

95

Ivanov, Lev

36

Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, The Swan Lake

Corder, michael Baiser de la fée, Le

48 50 58

miracle in the Gorbals 59 12 13

Cecchetti, Enrico Coppélia

Brouillards Card Game Lady and the Fool, The Pineapple Poll

Petrushka 11 11 12

Brandstrup, Kim Pulcinella

Cranko, John

96

40 42 44

Jooss, Kurt 92

Green Table, The

82


Lang, Jessica

94

Massine, Léonide

81

Boutique fantasque, La Tricorne, Le

Lyric Pieces Layton, Joe Grand Tour, The Lynne, Gillian

Burrow, The Concerto Elite Syncopations Fin du jour, La Hermanas, Las invitation, The Pavane Romeo and Juliet Solitaire Song of the Earth Manen, Hans van Five Tangos Grosse Fuge Twilight

77

Pillar of Fire

89

Valois, Ninette de

79

Checkmate Job Prospect Before Us, The Rake’s Progress, The

Mille, Agnes de 59

miracle in the Gorbals MacMillan, Kenneth

Tudor, Anthony

Fall River Legend Petipa, marius

49 51 54 55 56 57 61 72 64 64

Coppélia Giselle Paquita Sleeping Beauty, The Swan Lake

36 38 46 42 44

Robbins, Jerome Cage, The Fancy Free Stewart, Garry

80 82 90

Centre and its Opposite, The

93

50 58 62 63

Welch, Stanton Powder

95

Whitley, Alexander Kin.

77 79

61

94

Wright, Peter Coppélia Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, The Swan Lake

36 40 42 44

York, Lila Tharp, Twyla Sanctum in the Upper Room Nine Sinatra Songs

96

83 84

99


Index by composer Adam, Adolphe Giselle

38

Bliss, Arthur

Cohen, Fritz A.

Checkmate 50 miracle in the Gorbals 59

Green Table, The

Arnold, malcolm

Elgar, Edward 82

Coward, Noël

Enigma Variations

54

Ellington, Duke

Boyce, William Flowers of the Forest Solitaire

8 64

Bach, Johann Sebastian Concerto barocco

Grand Tour, The Prospect Before Us, The

Davis, Carl

Brahms, Johannes 78

Five Brahms Waltzes

81

62

Aladdin Cyrano

16 22

Grosse Fuge

Brouillards 82

Flowers of the Forest 8 Prince of the Pagodas, 30 The

48

Take Five

14

Buhr, Glenn Beauty and the Beast

36 32

67

18

57

65

Glass, Philip in the Upper Room

83

Desyatnikov, Leonid Cage, John

Glazunov, Alexander Quatrain

Twilight 79

61

Franck, César Symphonic Variations

Delius, Frederick Walk to the Paradise Garden, The

Bernstein, Leonard

100

89

Fauré, Gabriel Pavane

93

Bennett, Richard Rodney

Fancy Free

Falla, manuel de Tricorne, Le

Delibes, Léo Coppélia Sylvia

Brubeck, Dave

Jazz Calendar

12

Britten, Benjamin

Benjamin, Huey Centre and its Opposite, The

9

56 Debussy, Claude

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Nutcracker Sweeties, The Shakespeare Suite, The

90

96 Birthday Offering

48


Gordon, Gavin Rake’s Progress, The

Jeffes, Simon 63

‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café

Mackerras, Charles 13

Gould, morton

Lady and the Fool, The Pineapple Poll

Messager, André 58

Two Pigeons, The

62

Minkus, Ludwig

66

Joplin, Scott Fall River Legend

79

Mahler, Gustav Elite Syncopations

Grainger, Percy

Song of the Earth, The

Kay, Hershy Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Grand Tour, The Western Symphony

81 90

64

Martin, Frank Burrow, The Hermanas, Las

Klein, Phil

49 56

94 94

Carmina burana Lambert, Constant

Edward ii

80

8 10 95

4

24

70

Hindemith, Paul

Panufnik, Andrzej Dante Sonata Patineurs, Les Prospect Before Us, The

51 60 62

McGowen, Peter Homage to Chopin Sons of Horus, The

9

12 Piazzolla, Astor

Mendelssohn, Felix Lanchbery, John

Hindson, matthew E=mc2 Faster

Galanteries Petits Riens, Les Powder

McCabe, John

Hérold, Ferdinand

Four Temperaments, The

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Orff, Carl Kin.

Fille mal gardée, La

46

65

Grieg, Edvard Lyric Pieces

Paquita

54

Dream, The 7 7

Dream, The Fille mal gardée, La Two Pigeons, The

53 70 66

Meyerbeer, Giacomo Patineurs, Les

Liszt, Franz Dante Sonata

53

Five Tangos Quatrain

80 96

Prokofiev, Sergei 60

Cinderella Prodigal Son Romeo and Juliet

20 86 72

51 101


Ravel, maurice Daphnis and Chloë Fin du jour, La Sanctum Valses nobles et sentimentales

Satie, Erik 52 55 96 66

60

Schoenberg, Arnold Pillar of Fire

Reade, Paul Far from the madding Crowd Hobson’s Choice

monotones ii

61

Shostakovich, Dmitri 26

Concerto Dance House, The

Petrushka Pulcinella Scènes de ballet Stravinsky Violin Concerto Symphony in Three movements

85 95 63 87

Theme and Variations

88

Orpheus Suite, The Take Five

Strayhorn, Billy 51 6

28 Seiber, mátyás

Nutcracker Sweeties, The Shakespeare Suite, The

89

Towns, Colin 10 14

Vaughan Williams, Ralph 9 Job

58

12 Verdi, Giuseppe

Respighi, Ottorino invitation, The Boutique fantasque, La

Sinatra, Frank

Rodgers, Richard Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

57

Sullivan, Arthur

77

Nine Sinatra Songs 87

Pineapple Poll 84

Strauss II, Johann Voices of Spring

Tavener, John Protecting Veil, The

67

Rossini, Gioacchino

62

4 77

11

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr ilyich

Rouse, Christopher Sanctum

102

96

Agon Apollo Baiser de la fée, Le Cage, The Card Game Duo Concertante Orpheus

76 76 92 77 50 78 84

Concert Fantasy mozartiana Nutcracker, The Serenade Sleeping Beauty, The Swan Lake Tchaikovsky pas de deux

58 11

Vivaldi, Antonio Four Seasons, The

93

Walton, William

Stravinsky, igor Allegri diversi Boutique fantasque, La

Lady and the Fool, The Seasons, The

6 83 40 86 42 44 88

Façade Tombeaux

55 14

Warlock, Peter Capriol Suite

49


Index by date 1911 Petrushka 1919 Boutique fantasque, La Tricorne, Le 1928 Apollo 1929 Prodigal Son 1930 Capriol Suite 1931 Façade Job 1932 Green Table, The 1935 Rake’s Progress, The Serenade 1936 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

85

77 89

76

86

49

55 58

82

63 86

87

1937 Checkmate Patineurs, Les 1940 Dante Sonata Prospect Before Us, The 1941 Concerto barocco 1942 Pillar of Fire

50 60

51 62

78

61

1948 Fall River Legend Orpheus Scènes de ballet 1951 Cage, The Daphnis and Chloë Pineapple Poll 1954 Lady and the Fool, The Western Symphony

1963 Hermanas, Las

56

1964 Dream, The

53

1965 Card Game monotones ii Romeo and Juliet Song of the Earth

50 60 72 64

90

1966 Concerto

51

79 84 63

77 52 62

58

1944 Fancy Free 79 miracle in the Gorbals 59

1956 Birthday Offering Solitaire

48 64

1968 Enigma Variations Jazz Calendar

54 57

1946 Four Temperaments, The Symphonic Variations

1957 Agon

76

1970 Brouillards

48

1958 Burrow, The

49

1971 Grand Tour, The Grosse Fuge

81 82

1947 Theme and Variations Valses nobles et sentimentales

80 65

89 66

1960 Fille mal gardée, La invitation, The Tchaikovsky pas de deux 1961 Two Pigeons, The

70 57 88

66

1972 Duo Concertante Stravinsky Violin Concerto Symphony in Three movements Twilight Walk to the Paradise Garden, The

78 87 88 90 67 103


1973 Pavane

61

1974 Elite Syncopations

54

1976 Five Brahms Waltzes 1977 Five Tangos Tweedledum and Tweedledee Voices of Spring 1979 Fin du jour, La 1980 Homage to Chopin Paquita 1981 mozartiana Swan Lake

104

56

80 65

1986 Galanteries in the Upper Room 1987 Allegri diversi 1988 ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café

8 83

4

1997 Far from the madding Crowd Sanctum 1998 Powder Protecting Veil, The

26

95 11

13

28

40

2001 Seasons, The

1991 Petits Riens, Les

10

2002 Concert Fantasy

6

1993 Tombeaux

14

2003 Beauty and the Beast

18

38 12

67 1990 Nutcracker, The

83 44

1982 Nine Sinatra Songs

84

1984 Sleeping Beauty, The

42

1985 Flowers of the Forest Sons of Horus, The

8 12

1995 Carmina burana Coppélia Dance House, The Edward ii 1996 Nutcracker Sweeties, The

4 36 6 24

9

2004 Orpheus Suite, The

2008 Baiser de la fée, Le

92

2009 Centre and its Opposite, The E=mc2 Sylvia 2010 Cinderella

93 7 32

20

11

55

9 46

22 14

96

1999 Giselle Shakespeare Suite, The

1989 Hobson’s Choice

2007 Cyrano Take Five

2011 Prince of the Pagodas The 2012 Aladdin Faster Lyric Pieces

10

2005 Four Seasons, The

93

2006 Pulcinella

95

2014 Kin. Quatrain

30

16 7 94 94 96


Index by duration iN miNUTES, ExCLUDiNG iNTERVALS Voices of Spring 4 mins Tweedledum and Tweedledee 5 Pavane 7 Five Brahms Waltzes 8 Tchaikovsky pas de deux 8 Walk to the Paradise Garden, The 9 monotones ii 12 Twilight 14 Capriol Suite 15 Homage to Chopin 15 Valses nobles et sentimentales 15 Cage, The 17 Duo Concertante 17 Concerto barocco 20 Dante Sonata 20 Façade 20 Kin. 20 Stravinsky Violin Concerto 20 Symphonic Variations 21 Burrow, The 22 Fin du jour, La 22 Theme and Variations 22 Allegri diversi 23 Scènes de ballet 23 Card Game 24 Concerto 24 Hermanas, Las 24

67 65 61 56 88 67 60 90 49 9 67 77 78 78 51 55 94 87 65 49 55 89 4 63 50 51 56

Symphony in Three movements 24 Centre and its Opposite, The 25 Galanteries 25 Lyric Pieces 25 Petits Riens, Les 25 Dance House, The 26 Sanctum 26 Five Tangos 27 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue 27 Solitaire 27 Tombeaux 27 Agon 28 Paquita 28 Patineurs, Les 28 Quatrain 28 Take Five 28 Flowers of the Forest 29 Grosse Fuge 29 Birthday Offering 30 Concert Fantasy 30 mozartiana 30 Orpheus 30 Sons of Horus, The 30 Fancy Free 31 Nine Sinatra Songs 31 Four Temperaments, The 32 Grand Tour, The 32 Western Symphony 32 Jazz Calendar 33

88 93 8 94 10 6 96 80 87 64 14 76 46 60 96 14 8 82 48 6 83 84 12 79 84 80 81 90 57

Serenade 34 Apollo 35 Elite Syncopations 35 Enigma Variations 35 Faster 35 Nutcracker Sweeties, The 35 Pillar of Fire 35 Powder 35 Seasons, The 35 Prodigal Son 36 Petrushka 38 Prospect Before Us, The 38 Brouillards 39 E=mc2 40 Pulcinella 40 Green Table, The 41 Boutique fantasque, La 42 in the Upper Room 42 Job 42 miracle in the Gorbals 42 Rake’s Progress, The 42 Tricorne, Le 42 ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café 43 Baiser de la fée, Le 45 Orpheus Suite, The 45 Pineapple Poll 45 Shakespeare Suite, The 45 Checkmate 46

86 76 54 54 7 9 61 95 11 86 85 62 48 7 95 82 77 83 58 59 63 89 13 92 10 62 12

Four Seasons, The 46 Lady and the Fool, The 48 Protecting Veil, The 48 Fall River Legend 52 Dream, The 54 Daphnis and Chloë 55 invitation, The 59 Song of the Earth 63 Carmina burana 65 Two Pigeons, The 67 Beauty and the Beast 96 Coppélia 97 Sylvia 98 Fille mal gardée, La 100 Nutcracker, The 100 Giselle 101 Hobson’s Choice 104 Cinderella 110 Edward ii 115 Aladdin 121 Swan Lake 124 Cyrano 130 Far from the madding Crowd 132 Prince of the Pagodas The 132 Romeo and Juliet 134 Sleeping Beauty, The 135

93 58 11 79 53 52 57 64 4 66 18 36 32 70 40 38 28 20 24 16 44 22 26 30 72 42

50 105


Index by number of roles (For certain ballets there is some flexibility in cast numbers and in many full-evening ballets multiple roles can be covered by a single dancer; please ask for full details)

Five Brahms Waltzes 1 Duo Concertante 2 Pavane 2 Voices of Spring 2 Tchaikovsky pas de deux 2 Twilight 2 monotones ii 3 Tweedledum and Tweedledee 3 Walk to the Paradise Garden, The 3 Symphonic Variations 6 Apollo 7 Fancy Free 7 Hermanas, Las 7 Homage to Chopin 7 Allegri diversi 8 Grosse Fuge 8 Lyric Pieces 8 Quatrain 8 Valses nobles et sentimentales 8 Kin. 10 Protecting Veil, The 10 Concerto barocco 11 mozartiana 11 Take Five 11 Agon 12 Galanteries 12 Birthday Offering 14 Centre and its Opposite, The 14 106

56 78 61 67 88 90 60 65 67 65 76 79 56 9 4 82 94 96 66 94 11 78 83 14 76 8 48 93

Concert Fantasy 14 Five Tangos 14 Nine Sinatra Songs 14 Patineurs, Les 14 Powder 14 Card Game 15 Grand Tour, The 15 in the Upper Room 15 Cage, The 16 Four Seasons, The 16 Prodigal Son 16 Sanctum 16 Tombeaux 16 Elite Syncopations 17 Pineapple Poll 17 Solitaire 17 Sons of Horus, The 17 Capriol Suite 18 Paquita 18 Scènes de ballet 18 Dance House, The 19 Petits Riens, Les 19 Façade 20 Flowers of the Forest 20 Pulcinella 20 Song of the Earth 20 Stravinsky Violin Concerto 20 Brouillards 21 Faster 21 Lady and the Fool, The 21 Pillar of Fire 21

6 80 84 60 95 50 81 83 77 93 86 96 14 54 62 64 12 49 46 63 6 10 55 8 95 64 87 48 7 58 61

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue 21 Burrow, The 22 Dante Sonata 22 Rake’s Progress, The 22 Four Temperaments, The 23 Orpheus Suite, The 23 Shakespeare Suite, The 23 Enigma Variations 24 Fin du jour, La 24 ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café 24 Seasons, The 25 Green Table, The 26 invitation, The 26 Serenade 26 Theme and Variations 26 Jazz Calendar 27 Concerto 29 Hobson’s Choice 29 Prospect Before Us, The 29 Baiser de la fée, Le 30 Carmina burana 30 Dream, The 30 Checkmate 31 E=mc2 31 Fille mal gardée, La 31 Symphony in Three movements 32 Fall River Legend 33

87 49 51 63 80 10 12 54 55 13 11 82 57 86 89 57 51 28 62 92 4 53 50 7 70 88 79

Sylvia 33 Orpheus 34 Nutcracker Sweeties, The 34 Tricorne, Le 34 miracle in the Gorbals 35 Two Pigeons, The 36 Western Symphony 36 Daphnis and Chloë 37 Beauty and the Beast 39 Far from the madding Crowd 42 Cyrano 45 Giselle 45 Boutique fantasque, La 47 Prince of the Pagodas, The 47 Cinderella 48 Edward ii 49 Aladdin 50 Petrushka 54 Swan Lake 54 Coppélia 55 Job 56 Nutcracker, The 65 Sleeping Beauty, The 66 Romeo and Juliet 69

32 84 9 89 59 66 90 52 18 26 22 38 77 30 20 24 16 85 44 36 58 40 42 72


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