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Ballet Central 2017

30/03/2017 - 15/07/2017

Central School of Ballet: Ballet Central Tour

Central School of Ballet | Dance

Ballet Central has been Central School of Ballet’s touring company for over 30 years. The tour is a regular fixture on the UK’s touring calendar and the performances are much anticipated throughout the UK.

The company is comprised of the School’s final year students as part of their BA (Hons) Degree course. Central School of Ballet is the only classical vocational school to offer an Honours Degree and pre-professional touring experience on such a scale. It has been a springboard for hundreds of dancers into the dance profession.

Each year Ballet Central works with a mixture of highly acclaimed and emerging choreographers on newly commissioned works and much-loved revivals.

The repertoire for this year’s tour features Act 2 of Highland Fling by Matthew Bourne, Indigo Children by Royal Ballet artist-in-residence Liam Scarlett, and a new version of the ballroom scene from Romeo & Juliet by former English National Ballet’s Jenna Lee. It also includes specially created works by Christopher Bruce and Malgorzata Dzierzon, as well as excerpts from Petipa’s La Bayadere. The tour will also feature a scene from Dracula, choreographed by Michael Pink from the original production directed by Christopher Gable in 1996.