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The Three Musketeers
360 degree video shows Northern Ballet dancers sharpening up their sword fighting skills for David Nixon's The Three Musketeers which opens at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham from 4 - 6 October. The ballet then tours to Newcastle, Sheffield and Canterbury. More info HERE
NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE
New English Ballet Theatre will be touring its new double bill to Shrewbury, Grays, London and Birmingham from 18 September to 1 October. The programme comprises Wayne Eagling's new ballet, Remembrance, set to Handel's Ode to St Cecilia's Day and Jenna Lee's The Four Seasons set to Vivaldi's famous score, recomposed by Max Richter. A special gala performance on the company's first night at London's Peacock Theatre will be accompanied by The English Concert orchestra and feature guest artists. The proceeds from the evening, which also includes a reception, will support both NEBT and The Royal British Legion. TICKETS
Dance Umbrella, London's contemporary dance festival, runs from 26 September - 21 October at various venues. One piece that promises to "seduce the imagination with scenes of birth, death, destruction and reconstruction" is Dimitris Papaioannou's The Great Tamer which is at Sadler's Wells on 16 & 17 October.
English National Ballet will be touring MacMillan's Manon this autumn, opening at Manchester Opera House from 17 - 20 October. The company will then perform the ballet inMilton Keynes and Southampton before concluding the run at the London Coliseum from 16 - 20 January. For more info, visit ballet.org.uk/manon
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS, POEMS AND TIGER EGGS
Ballet Cymru will be presenting a new creation, Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs, inspired by one of Thomas’s most popular works, A Child’s Christmas in Wales. With choreography by Darius James and Amy Doughty, and music by Mason Neely and Cerys Matthews, the new ballet promises to take us on a journey through “snow, cats and melancholy!” The premiere will take place at the Brecon Theatre on 12 October and the ballet will come to the Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre in London on 3 & 4 November. Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs will also tour to Grantham, Cambridge, Teignmouth, Newport, Doncaster, Salisbury, Taunton, Leeds, Bangor, Stroud and Aberystwyth.www.welshballet.co.uk.