La Bayadere is a ballet of historical significance that has never been performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet. It requires significant refurbishment to the sets, props and costumes before it can tour the UK. There will also be UK wide education projects to inspire young people into dance.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016
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In world ballet, the presentation of a handful of the most popular classical works has become the norm, with two hazardous effects. Dancers, creatives and audiences alike can stagnate, losing interest in the art form they care about leading to dwindling attendances and an unsustainable Company. Also, while all ballets are 'built to last', after decades of use costumes become threadbare and sets disintegrate. Without refurbishment, some of the greatest works of classical ballet will be lost.
Investing in La Bayadere will further expand Birmingham Royal Ballet's repertory and further our reputation for maintaining the heritage of the ballet tradition. La Bayadere will be fully refurbished so that it can tour to at least 5 major UK venues and be seen by approximately 30,000 people. It will also be possible to tour the ballet again in the future. Alongside these performances we will provide education and learning opportunities to engage young people with ballet for the first time.
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