Tchaikovsky: Serenade/ Orff: Carmina burana ***
Birmingham Royal Ballet, Coliseum, 20th March 2015
Celebrating 20 years as Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, David Bintley brings his company to London for three nights (and an afternoon!) of seedy sex and drunken debauchery at the hands of Fate. Carmina burana was his first creation as Director and – judging by a sold out Coliseum – is as popular with audiences now as it was in 1995, even if its excesses now seem a little tame. Preceded by the cool blues and sweeping patterns of Balanchine’s Serenade, a paean to feminine elegance, this programme demonstrates the versatility of Bintley’s company.
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