We’re delighted to welcome Ballet Central to Exeter for its debut visit, under the auspices of its new artistic director Christopher Marney. Comprised of final year students from the Central School of Ballet, the annual graduate tours have been a professional springboard for hundreds of dancers for over 30 years.
This year’s repertoire features work by Sir Matthew Bourne, Indigo Children by Royal Ballet artist in residence Liam Scarlett, and a new version of the ballroom scene from Romeo & Juliet by former English National Ballet’s Jenna Lee. It also includes a specially created work by Christopher Bruce, as well as excerpts from Petipa’s La Bayadere and The Nutcracker.
The tour will also feature a scene from Dracula, choreographed by Michael Pink from the original production directed by Christopher Gable at Northern Ballet Theatre in 1996.
This family-friendly show is ideal for dance enthusiasts as well as those new to ballet, and is a wonderful opportunity to see the company’s young and dynamic dancers on the cusp of their professional careers, as they showcase newly commissioned works and celebrated masterpieces.