SAT 25TH FEB

BALLET VIRTUOSO

ENGLISH YOUTH BALLET
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Directed by Janet Lewis MBE this gem of a ballet company presents the professional  principal dancers from the award winning English Youth Ballet who appear throughout the UK in EYB’s full length classical ballets.

 

Virtuoso is an exciting and contrasting evening  ranging from the romantic ballet era of Chopin Variations  through to Gershwin-Motion Pictures, with the Hollywood musicals as its theme. The Black Swan pas de deux from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is followed by the famous  Corsair Pas de derux and Spring Waters pas de deux very rarely seen out side Russia and made famous by the Bolshoi Ballet. Music composed by Rachmaninov

 

An interesting addition to the programme is Control-Alt-Delete A modern piece about the relationship of three people, choreographed by Oliver Speers.

 

We present too a neo-classical Pas de Deux The Missing Page which was commissioned in 1992 and was based on the French classic novel "Paul et Virginie" by Bernardin de Saint Pierre. The copy of the book had a page missing, so the choreographer Dominic Marshall imagined what happened on that page."  Music Composer - Liszt

 

By contrast choreographed by Dominic Marshall, the modern symbolic version of The Firebird is impressive, danced to the famous Stravinsky  score.

 

The grand finale of the evening is the wonderful Gershwin ballet based on the Hollywood musicals era of the thirties and forties. The classical ballet dancers change their image and become  Garland, Astaire Gene Kelly Cyd Charisse. Choreographed brilliantly by Ian Mackenzie Stewart who has starred in West End musicals and his claim to fame is being Tom Cruise’s understudy in his film days,  the EYB dancers present a dazzling Hollywood finale to the evening.

 

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BALLET VIRTUOSO

 

Is a company of seven professional international dancers who have danced with the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and the Ballet –du-Capitole Toulouse, Boston Ballet and Vienna Festival Ballet and who currently dance the principal roles in the full length classical ballet productions of English Youth Ballet.  The programme is specially designed to present classical ballet to smaller theatres that are not able to receive the larger ballet companies

JANET LEWIS MBE (DIRECTOR)

After a distinguished career as a dancer with The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet (formerly London Festival Ballet) Miss Lewis has directed Ballets since 1980 and currently produces English Youth Ballet ‘s eight productions a year of full length classical ballets throughout the UK. She was awarded the MBE in 2008 for her services to ballet.

 

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