Participants visit Birmingham Royal Ballet

Dec, 2019

40 participants were delighted to watch Director's Rehearsal for this year's Nutcracker at Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Our Dance Partner, Birmingham Royal Ballet, invited all three Dance to Health groups, Ladywood, Lozells and Handsworth, to attend a special treat. They went to see the Director's rehearsal held on the evening of 21st November at the Hippodrome Theatre. The Director's rehearsal is a full run through on stage with some, although maybe not all, dancers in costume. It's an opportunity for final adjustments to be made and the experienced eye of the Director can tweak the performance until it's just right. This rare opportunity gives the invited audience a chance to see a behind the scenes perspective on how the company prepares for opening night, and the gruelling month-long run of performances. 

One of our participants commented, “I was blown away and totally mesmerised by their skill, grace and stamina, when I was young, our family never went to the ballet. It was magical, I appreciate the opportunity and hope it continues."

We are very grateful for the continued support of Birmingham Royal Ballet and the opportunities they are able to give to our participants. Dance is for everyone, young and old, and we're delighted so many of our participants were able to see such a high level of dance for free.

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