Birmingham Royal Ballet to star in York

Elite Syncopations: Nao Sakuma in 'Stoptime Rag'; photo: Bill Cooper
Elite Syncopations: Nao Sakuma in 'Stoptime Rag'; photo: Bill Cooper
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Birmingham Royal Ballet is to present a programme at the Grand Opera House in York this spring.

Featured will be works by two of the greats of British ballet, Sir Frederick Ashton and Sir Kenneth MacMillan, alongside a new pieces from upcoming choreographer Alexander Whitley, all performed to live music from members of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

Les Rendezvous, Kin and Elite Syncopations will be performed on May 19 and 20.

Les Rendezvous is loosely based round a group of friends meeting up in a park and the ballet is a series of fiercly difficult divertissements which give the whole cast the chance to show off their virtuosity.

Kin is set to music by young American composer Phil Kline and Elite Syncopations bursts into life as dancers in brilliantly coloured costumes gather for a dance competition.

Performances will be on Tuesday at 7.30pm, Wednesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets, £12, £15, £20, £22. Box Office 0844 871 3024. Online Booking: www.atgtickets.com/york.