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Sleeping Beauty Dreams - Behind the Scenes

Young dancers in rehearsals. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Following on from our review of Sleeping Beauty Dreams, we are delighted to bring you some of the rehearsal photographs of the talented young ballet students who took part in this special performance.

A memorable experience. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

The one-night only production on Sunday 25 February took place at the Birmingham Hippodrome, when ballet students from across the region shared the spotlight with professional world class dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet, dancing to the music of Tchaikovsky.

Girls and boys from the age of 8 and above were invited to audition. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Sleeping Beauty Dreams is the fourth production of the BRB Dreams project which provides talented amateur dancers with an opportunity to take part in a professional production. They began with Cinderella Dreams back in 2017.

Proud parents were amongst the audience. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Ballet students from the age of eight and over were invited to attend auditions last year, from which the successfully ones then embarked on what must have been an incredible journey of hard work and rehearsals leading to Sunday night’s performance.

A magical experience for the young dance students. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

On the night they danced with four of the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s professional dancers: Beatrice Parma (Princess Aurora), Tzu-Chao Chou (Prince Florimund), Rory Mackay (Master of Ceremonies) and Jonathan Payn (King Florestan).

In rehearsal for the big night. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Elementary Whatson reviewer, Ann Cee had this to say about the evening: “With choreography by the wonderful team of Petipa, Ivanov, and Wright, the show delivered a delightful world of fairytale kings, queens, fairies, cavaliers, courtiers and nymphs in a multitude of glitzy dresses and outfits.  It was a wonderfully whimsical world of pretty charm and grace despite the worst of intentions of the wicked Fairy Carabosse (Vivienne Kibble).”

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