Each spring, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s splits in two and sends half the Company to the North East and half the Company to the South West to conduct simultaneous tours of each region.

The northern leg of this year’s tour sees the Company perform two one-act ballets as well as a series of excerpts from some of our most popular works.

These excerpts include parts of Elite Syncopations, Don Quixote and David Bintley’s own Hobson’s Choice, which delighted audiences in Birmingham earlier this year. The full-length ballets are Jessica Lang’s new work, Lyric Pieces, (appearing here for the first time on tour) and Pineapple Poll.

Here you can see a clip of Robert Parker dancing the role of Captain Belaye in Pineapple Poll:

Work on Jessica Lang’s piece is currently underway in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s own studios. The work will be premiered next month as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham, before appearing on this tour.

You can watch a video interview with Jessica Lang here:

Check back for more video previews over the coming weeks!

Split tour northern dates 2012:
Durham Gala 8-9 May 2012
York Theatre Royal 11-12 May 2012
Buxton Opera House 15-16 May 2012
Click each venue name for booking details.