Ballet Central is pleased to return to the Bloomsbury theatre in 2019 with an exceptional range of repertoire. This is a chance to see young dance graduates on the cusp of their professional careers perform a varied programme of classical ballet and contemporary dance theatre. An exciting evening of theatricality, technical excellence and drama choreographed by top dance industry influencers is promised, with stunning costumes enhanced by powerful music.
Highlights include Christopher Marney’sCarousel Dances, inspired by the 1945 musical Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein, a unique version of the Dying Swan Solo created by Calvin Richardson, and the Company is delighted to present an extract from Frederick Ashton’s acclaimed Valses Nobles et Sentimentales performed to Maurice Ravel’s suite of waltzes. Ballet Central is also honoured to present an excerpt from Kenneth MacMillan’sHouse of Birds, based on the Grimm Brothers’ macabre fairy tale, Jorinda and Joringel, as well as Jasmin Vardimon’s(in between), a physical contemporary work. And for the first time, Ballet Central is collaborating with Thiago Soares, principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, who has created a new work with Ballet Central’s young dancers.
"...Commitment and understanding on display in abundance" Dance Europe
“Always excellent” The Guardian, 2018