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December 2014

Royal Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Tue, 16th December, 2014 @ 19:15pm - 22:00pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £12

Christopher Wheeldon's full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll's book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognizable cast of characters, among them a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, a tetchy White Rabbit and a raucously bad-tempered Queen of Hearts. While regular ballet goers can appreciate nods to other famous works - there's a parody of the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, for example, with jam tarts instead of flowers - the ballet is above all a brilliant, family friendly,…

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March 2015

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Tue, 17th March, 2015 @ 19:15pm - 22:00pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £12

Swan Lake, surely the greatest of all Romantic ballets, is the captivating story of a beautiful woman transformed into a swan, and a heart-rending tribute to the power of love. From the earliest days of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Swan Lake has been one of The Royal Ballet's signature works. In creating this production, Anthony Dowell aimed to return to an authentic version of the choreography created for the Mariinsky Theatre in 1895. The designs draw on the Russian Imperial Court…

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May 2015

Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardée

Tue, 5th May, 2015 @ 19:15pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £12

Frederick Ashton's final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. La Fille displays some of Ashton's most virtuosic choreography - the youthful passion of Lise and her lover, Colas, is expressed in a series of energetic pas de deux. The ballet is laced with good humour and a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage. Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into…

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March 2016

San Francisco Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Thu, 24th March, 2016 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £12

Immerse yourself in a world of “transcendent beauty and sumptuous intentions as well as dark and violent impulse” with Helgi Tomasson’s bravura interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet captured at the San Francisco Ballet. With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this passionate re-telling of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tragedy is a signature production for the ballet company and an eternal favourite with audiences around the world. "Tomasson lifts Shakespeare’s complex and familiar language off the gilded…

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June 2016

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Thu, 23rd June, 2016 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£8 – £12

Matthew Bourne’s smash-hit production was captured at the Bristol Hippodrome following the original sell-out UK tour. His haunting new scenario is a Gothic Romance that will delight dance fans of all ages. The story crosses the ages, beginning in 1890 at the christening of the heroine Princess Aurora during the Fin-de-Siecle period when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination. As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forward in time to the more rigid, uptight Edwardian…

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October 2016

The Australian Ballet ,Fairy Tale Series -The Sleeping Beauty

Thu, 6th October, 2016 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£10 – £12

Fairies, a prince and a spell-shattering kiss: don’t miss the world premiere of David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty in cinemas. This highly anticipated new production by the Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet takes history’s most loved fairy tale into the modern age, with lavish sets and costumes by Gabriela Tylesova and never-seen-before staging, designs and choreography. In a supernatural world of good and evil, Princess Aurora becomes cursed by a sorcerer on her sixteenth birthday, but by some fast thinking by…

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November 2016

The Australian Ballet, Fairy Tale Series- Cinderella

Thu, 24th November, 2016 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£10 – £12

      Witty, vibrant, glamorous and romantic, Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella will sweep you off your feet as this stunning production comes to cinemas. As Cinderella works to support her stepmother and sisters, she watches as they prepare for a magnificent ball being held by the Prince of the land, knowing that they will not permit her to attend. When they leave, she imagines herself dancing at the ball in a beautiful gown wishing that she could attend. The Fairy Godmother takes…

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April 2017

Australian Ballet : Coppelia

Wed, 19th April, 2017 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£10 – £18

  Comedy, Intrigue, and Fantasy Come Alive Transporting you from the everyday to a magical world, Coppélia is a spectacular production, set to Leo Delibes’ cheery score, that’s perfect for the whole family ★★★★"..exquisite point work and his extravagant leaps are exhilarating, and their final duet was highlighted by a long, complex phrase of trust and beauty that was nothing short of breathtaking."The Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★"Coppelia...gave the audience some thrilling displays of dance, presented not in an exhibitionist way but with…

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June 2017

CARMEN.maquia & CLUB HAVANA : BALLET HISPANICO

Thu, 15th June, 2017 @ 19:00pm - 20:45pm
SpArC Theatre
£7 – £18

  BALLET HISPANICO: CARMEN.maquia & CLUB HAVANA Based in New York, Ballet Hispanico is the leading Latino dance company in the US and it has performed to more than 3 million people across 3 continents. This superb double-bill showcases Latin dancing at its very best and will thrill dance fans around the world. A Fusion of, Ballet, Contemporary dance, Latin flavours and energy- Expect the unexpected! Great music and Dancing- you won't be able to sit still! In Club Havana,…

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October 2017

LIVE: Uchenna Dance- The Head Wrap Diaries

Thu, 12th October, 2017 @ 19:30pm
SpArC Theatre
£7 – £32

  The Head Wrap Diaries Live performance- You are in for a real treat ! Three fierce, clever and witty female characters take us through stories of community, heritage womanhood and friendship.This interactive dance theatre production celebrates versatility and diversity dealing with issues of femininity, beauty, culture and most importantly; hair. Vicki Igbokwe | Uchenna Dance's choreography blends club styles House, Waacking and Vogue fused with African and Contemporary dance. The Head Wrap Diaries gives you front row seats to…

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