A programme of three short ballets which will highlight the diversity and skill of the country's leading touring ballet companies. Allegri diversi
- Bintleyâs Allegri diversi scored to Rossiniâs Variations for clarinet and small orchestra, skilfully intertwines the movements of the dancers to the mood of the music. Set in the garden of an Italian Renaissance villa, the colours suggest the season of spring. Dancing in pairs, the dancers display effortless elegance and swiftness of movement. Elite Syncopations
- Set to the ragtime music of Scott Joplin, Elite Syncopations is Kenneth MacMillanâs wittiest ballet and has enjoyed success since it was first performed in 1974. MacMillanâs ballet, with brilliantly coloured costumes by Ian Spurling, captures all of the atmosphere of a honky-tonk dance hall at the height of the great jazz age. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Allegri diversi/Dante Sonata/Elite Syncopations website
.Company Birmingham Royal Ballet. Choreographer David Bintley (Alegri diversi). Music Rossini (Allegri diversi). Design Terry Bartlett (Allegri diversi). Lighting John B. Read (Allegri diversi). Choreographer Frederick Ashton (re-created by Jean Bedells with assistance from David Bintley). Design Sophie Fedorivitch (Dante Sonata). Lighting Mark Jonathan (Dante Sonata). Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan (Elite Syncopations). Music Scott Joplin (Elite Syncopations). Design Ian Spurling (Elite Syncopations).