Three one-act ballets of energy, joy and entertainment. Grosse Fuge
sees the delicate interplay between groups of men and women who initially seem to ignore one another, before finally dancing together in glorious celebration. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
is a crazy 30s comedy, its humour and vitality providing sparkling entertainment. After discovering a hitman in the audience is to target him as soon as his stage routine is over, a luckless leading man has no option but to extend his frantic solo until the cops can arrive! Finally Theme and Variations
is a joyous ballet, and the first that Birmingham Royal Ballet performed following the Company's move to the midlands. With its thrilling Tchaikovsky music and sumptuous dÃ©cor, it has delighted audiences all over the world, being described as 'a compressed Sleeping Beauty'! Birmingham Royal Ballet - On Their Toes! - Grosse Fuge/Slaughter on Tenth Avenue/Theme and Variations website
.Company Birmingham Royal Ballet. Music Beethoven (Grosse Fuge). Choreographer Hans van Manen (Grosse Fuge). Other Mea Venema (staged - Grosse Fuge). Design Jean-Paul Vroom (Grosse Fuge). Costume Hans van Manen (Grosse Fuge). Lighting Jan Hofstra (Grosse Fuge). Music Richard Rodgers (Slaughter on Tenth Avenue). Choreographer George Balanchine (Slaughter on Tenth Avenue). Design Kate Ford (Slaughter on Tenth Avenue). Lighting Nicholas Royld (Slaughter on Tenth Avenue). Music Tchaikovsky (Theme and Variations). Choreographer George Balanchine (Theme and Variations). Other Patricia Neary (staging - Theme and Variations). Design Peter Farmer (Theme and Variations). Lighting John B. Read (Theme and Variations).