Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director Carlos Acosta promises entertainment for all ages when he brings an explosion of Spanish sunshine, spectacular dance and vivacious comedy to the Theatre Royal’s stage.
In a new production created especially for Birmingham Royal Ballet, Don Quixote introduces us to Cervantes’ famous knight himself, lovers Kitri and Basilio, and a host of supporting characters. As the Don sets out on a quest to track down his true love, with his loyal friend and servant Sancho Panza at his side, he finds himself embroiled in an unlikely adventure of love and dreams.
Join us for the first UK performances of Acosta’s sparkling new 21st-century production of this 19th-century masterpiece. Live music played by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
Choreography Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa
Music Ludwig Minkus
Arranged and orchestrated by Martin Yates
Production Carlos Acosta
Designs Tim Hatley
Lighting Peter Mumford
Staged by Christopher Saunders
Ballet Training with Birmingham Royal Ballet
Birmingham Royal Ballet is offering a great opportunity to ballet students of all ages and abilities to join a Ballet Training workshop and learn choreography from Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote.
Students learn from a former or current Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer in a class specially designed for their age and experience. The classes are separated into RAD grade ranges: Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5 and Grade 6+. Each consists of a warm-up, with a small section of exercises appropriate for each grade, followed by session focussed on learning a section of Don Quixote.
Workshops are intended to be inspirational to those taking part, and add to the experience of their regular ballet classes in local ballet schools, reinforcing their passion and enjoyment for dance.
Plymouth Ballet Training sessions take place at TR2 Production and Learning Centre.
Dates and times:
Friday 18 March
Grades 2-3: 4.30pm – 5.45pm
Grades 4-5: 6pm – 7.15pm
Grades 6+: 7.30pm -8.45pm
Cost: From £22