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Williamson breaks new ground with BRB

Artists of BRB in Williamson's Embrace © Emma Kauldhar
It is good to see Birmingham Royal Ballet in such fine fettle. This triple bill is well conceived and deftly performed. Not always flawless in its execution, but a five star programme nonetheless.
*****
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All that glitters: BRB's opulent Sleeping Beauty

Momoko Hirata (Princess Aurora) and Mathias Dingman (Prince Florimund) © Bill Cooper
Sir Peter Wright's version of The Sleeping Beauty has stood the test of time, though this opening night of the tour in Southampton didn't always convince that the work has a place of adoration in the company’s heart.
***11
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Plenty of life in Bintley's Penguin Café

Ruth Brill (The Great Auk) in Bintley's 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café © Andy Ross
It starts like a scene from Mary Poppins, with penguin waiters nimbly weaving between waltzing couples, but ends with a deft blow to the stomach to deliver its environmental message.
****1
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Bintley's The Tempest for BRB

For the second time in a week, Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrate Shakespeare with a wonderful evening of dance.
****1
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Elfin magic, Russian restraint

An enchanting Ashton double bill in Birmingham comprising The Dream, to mark Shakespeare400, and A Month in the Country
****1
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Wheel of Fortune: Carmina burana a safe bet for BRB

Celebrating 20 years as Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, David Bintley brings the company to London, where Balanchine’s Serenade acts as a delicate sorbet before the excesses of Bintley’s own Carmina burana.  
***11
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