Shadows of War: A Stunning Trio at Birmingham Royal Ballet

October 14, 2014 5:25 PM

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One hundred years after the start of the First World War - a war waged with previously unheard-of aircraft and weaponry, whose unprecedented bloodbaths devastated entire towns and cities - Birmingham Royal Ballet pays homage with a stunning triple bill of revivals that showcases British ballet at its musical best, its theatrical best, and its stylistic best.

That works harking back to 1944 (Robert Helpmann's Miracle in the Gorbals), 1979 (Kenneth MacMillan's La Fin du Jour) and 1985 (David Bintley's Flowers of the Forest) easily summon up the torment and uncertainty of the 'Shadows of War' cast by the present conflicts in Syria, Gaza and the Ukraine att...

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