Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Programme
at Sadler's Wells
In the Upper Room is one of American dance phenomenon Twyla Tharp's most iconic ballets. Quick-witted and even quicker footed, In the Upper Room is an exhilarating, athletic ballet in which dancers in sneakers and striking red pointe shoes dominate the stage with energy, flair and finesse. Alexander Whitley’s Kin. is an athletic, abstract piece danced to a pulsing, hypnotic score by Phil Kline, played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Kin. celebrates the raw kinetics of dance, the virtuosity of ballet technique and the potential for movement to bring us together in different ways.created for the Company by former Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer Alexander Whitley. The line-up is completed with a new ballet commissioned from choreographer George Williamson as part of Ballet Now, a unique five-year programme, run in conjunction with Sadler's Wells and a consortium of industry leaders, that will develop choreographers, composers and designers to create new and innovative works for the world stage.