Birmingham Royal Ballet’s big project for the spring is a new production by David Bintley of Delibes’ ballet Sylvia (Hippodrome, February 25-28).
The company’s spring season also features an attractive triple bill teaming Bintley’s classic Still Life at the Penguin Cafe with Balanchine’s Serenade and Frederick Ashton’s Enigma Variation.
Also at the Hippodrome, Rambert Dance Company presents Eternal Light, a major new collaboration between the company’s director, Mark Baldwin, and composer Howard Goodall. The performance also features Christopher Bruce’s Swansong and one other work, to be announced.
At the Hippodrome’s Patrick Centre, The DanceXchange presents a season of six performances including a visit from DOT 504, the Czech Republic’s first fully professional dance company (April 16) and the latest show from resident company Bare Bones, featuring new works by Rui Horta, Garry Stewart, David Massingham and Charlotte Vincent (February 5-7).
Tanja Liedtke’s Twelfth Floor, winner of the Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Female Dancer categories in the Australian Dance Awards in 2006, comes to Warwick Arts Centre on February 10 and 11. At the same venue there is another chance to see Birmingham choreographer Rosie Kay’s latest show, Double Points: K and Supernova at the same venue on March 3 and 4.
The lively dance programme at Malvern’s Forum Theatre includes Henri Oguike Dance Company in their tenth anniversary retrospective (February 11), Diversions (March 4 and 5), Richard Alston Dance Company (March 25 and 26) and Ballet Lorent (April 2).