Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrates 30th Anniversary with Lazuli Sky streamed worldwide for free

Birmingham Royal Ballet is celebrating their 30th Anniversary with live streamed performance of the critically acclaimed Lazuli Sky, as part of their celebratory free online show, broadcast to audiences worldwide.

Birmingham Royal Ballet at 30 – Supported by Birmingham City Council marks 30 years since the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet moved from London to Birmingham in October 1990 and became Birmingham Royal Ballet.

The special programme will be hosted by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director Carlos Acosta and will be available to view worldwide on the BRB’s Facebook from 19 November for 7 days.

Over the past three decades Birmingham Royal Ballet has cemented its place as one of the jewels in the crown of the Birmingham – displaying the city’s name as the Company has toured nationally and internationally entertaining millions and premiering 58 brand-new ballets. Birmingham Royal Ballet has been proud to take the spirit and name of Birmingham across the globe on tours including China, Hong Kong, Italy, Thailand, the USA, South Africa, Spain, Germany and Japan.

Birmingham Royal Ballet is also at the heart of the local community, for over 21 years the company has delivered free workshops for 2,500 local primary school children every year, to identify young talented dancers with raw talent who Birmingham Royal Ballet then provides free ballet training and dance clothing to for up to two years, helping them achieve their dreams. For the last fifteen years Birmingham Royal Ballet has run the ground-breaking Freefall Dance Company for local Birmingham young adults with learning disabilities who train at the Company every week and regularly perform.

Birmingham Royal Ballet remains committed to pushing ‘forward’ during this challenging time, with the recently announced specially adapted production of the classic Christmas fairy tale The Nutcracker (which will run at The REP from 14 – 22 December 2020 followed by the fully staged production at the Royal Albert Hall).

Birmingham Royal Ballet at 30 – Supported by Birmingham City Council will feature 11 Company dancers, accompanied by live music performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s own orchestra, the world-class Royal Ballet Sinfonia, performing three pieces on the historic Town Hall stage: Ben Stevenson’s contemporary pas de deux End of Time, Jorge Garcia’s Majisimo set to music from Massenet’s opera Le Cid and Valery Panov’s emotive solo piece, Liebestod

Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Carlos Acosta, said: “Circumstances this year have meant that we are not able to celebrate our 30th Anniversary in person but we are so pleased that we are able to give this gift to the City of Birmingham to say thank you for 30 years of support and memoriesI’m so happy we can perform on the stage of the wonderful Birmingham Town Hall which has been a feature of the city for nearly 200 years. Thank you to Town Hall Symphony Hall and Birmingham City Council for their support of this special event.”

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