Ballet Central gives audiences across the country the chance to see the company’s young and dynamic dancers who are on the cusp of their professional careers, showcasing newly commissioned works and celebrated masterpieces by the dance industry’s top choreographers.
The repertoire for this year’s tour features Act 2 of Highland Fling by Matthew Bourne, Indigo Children by Royal Ballet artist in residence Liam Scarlett, and a new version of the ballroom scene from Romeo & Juliet by former English National Ballet’s Jenna Lee. It also includes specially created works by Christopher Bruce and Malgorzata Dzierzon, as well as excerpts from Petipa’s La Bayadere. The tour will also feature a scene from Dracula, choreographed by Michael Pink from the original production directed by Christopher Gable in 1996.
Christopher Marney, Artistic Director of Ballet Central comments "I am thrilled to announce that the Ballet Central 2017 tour will this year visit ten new venues reaching from Cornwall to Scotland and bringing the next generation of talented dancers to your hometown. This year’s performance showcases the best dance theatre from current industry professionals and gives you the chance to see newly commissioned work and refreshed classics from the world’s top choreographers. With renewed artistic vision this is an opportunity to see the future stars of dance as they launch their professional careers”.
“…dancers at their very best” DanceEurope July 2016
The company reserves the right to alter the programme, and the final repertoire will be confirmed on the day of the performance.