Three Shakespeare-inspired ballets that begin Birmingham Royal Ballet’s celebration of the Bard's legacy.
José Limón's The Moor's Pavane distils the passion and drama of Shakespeare's Othello into a thrilling one-act tragedy, tightly focussed on four characters and their jealousy. David Bintley's The Shakespeare Suite sets a collection of the Bard's best-loved characters to a swinging Duke Ellington score and offers a quicksilver visit to Shakespearean couples of every sort, star-crossed, bewitched, squabbling, and romantic, plus a powerhouse solo. Finally Jessica Lang captures the poetry of the sonnets in Wink, a brand-new work for the Company.
"Witty, dramatic and cleverly drawn."
THE TIMES on The Shakespeare Suite
Shakespeare Triple Bill will be shown alongside Birmingham Royal Ballet's The Tempest, by David Bintley.