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Giselle – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 1 November 2019

Wili or won’t he? Galina Samsova and David Bintley’s 1999 Giselle is as traditional as they come – in fact, it’s more traditional than most, even to the point of restoring music from the original 1841 production (a perfectly pleasant … Continue reading

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Hobson’s Choice – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 29 June 2019

A Proper Gentleman This was the last performance of David Bintley’s 24-year long directorship of Birmingham Royal Ballet [BRB] and it was held not in Birmingham but in London’s Sadler’s Wells, the Company’s abode in a previous guise. At the … Continue reading

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Wink/The Moor’s Pavane/The Shakespeare Suite – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 10 October 2016

Willing it on It’s right that the greatest ever Brummie, William Shakespeare, should have his legacy celebrated by Birmingham Royal Ballet. Whether this Triple Bill was the best way to do it remains to be seen. Jessica Lang’s Wink was … Continue reading

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Penguin Cafe Triple Bill – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 15 October 2013

Fires in the wires As Company artistic director David Bintley himself explained to a patiently waiting Sadler’s Wells audience, a couple of electrical fires earlier in the day had caused problems with some of the theatre’s fly bars and he … Continue reading

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