Birmingham Royal Ballet returns with two contrasting evenings; perennial family favourite, La Fille mal gardée and Autumn Glory, a triple bill of ballets from the heart of Britain's dance heritage.
This season’s triple bill, Autumn Glory, features Ninette de Valois' Checkmate, with a score by Sir Arthur Bliss and iconic designs by E. McKnight Kauffer, Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations performed by six dancers to one of César Franck’s finest works and Pineapple Poll, choreographed by John Cranko and danced to a foot tapping medley of Gilbert and Sullivan.
Autum Glory will be performed on 18th and 19th October.
Ever popular because of its engaging plot, wonderful wit and charming love story, La Fille mal gardée was choreographed in 1960 by Frederick Ashton. Revolving around a love triangle between country beauty Lise, her true love Colas, and Alain, the son of a rich vineyard owner, this enchanting ballet was an instant hit when it premiered and has remained in the repertoire of the world's leading ballet companies ever since.
La Fille mal gardée will be performed on 20th, 21st and 22nd October.
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