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Notice: Ballet Central, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre with Energy, Joy and Emotion

Published on: 17 May, 2023
Updated on: 14 May, 2023

Inspiring new audiences, Ballet Central is the perfect introduction to ballet for audiences of all ages and is now coming to Guildford.

Experience the magic of world-class live ballet when the Ballet Central performs at The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Thursday, June 8.

Ballet Central performing the pas de trois, Monotones I, by Sir Frederick Ashton. ASH Photography.

Classical ballet, contemporary dance and two brand new pieces of work make up an exciting programme from Ballet Central, each piece specially chosen to celebrate the 40th birthday of the world-renowned Central School of Ballet.

Meet the future stars of dance, just before they launch their professional careers. The Ballet Central company is made up of 32 young dancers; the graduating class of 2023.

Each year, the repertoire is created around Ballet Central’s relationships with leading choreographers and dance industry influencers who provide the opportunity for students to work on new pieces or spectacular revivals of much-loved classic ballets and theatrical productions.

Ballet Central performing the pas de deux, Monotones I, by Sir Frederick Ashton. ASH Photography.

This year’s dazzling programme, created by artistic director Kate Coyne, features some familiar stories alongside exciting contemporary pieces and brand-new work, created especially for the tour.

Fall in love with classical Pas de Deux, The Two Pigeons, and be inspired by earthy Pas de Trois, Monotones I, both from one of the 20th century’s most distinctive choreographic voices, Sir Frederick Ashton.

Ballet Central dancer, Clara Ngo, grew up in Woking and trained at Susan Robinson School of Ballet in West Byfleet. ASH Photography.

Witness Snow White given new life in Michael Pink’s shadowy retelling, Mirror, Mirror and be captivated by Dextera’s exploration of the Pygmalion myth created by Sophie Laplane.

Be the first to see new choreography from rising star Morgann Runacre-Temple and all new work from distinguished contemporary choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller..

You can book tickets online here or call the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre box office on 01483 440000.

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