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Charlie, The Tramp (Ballet)

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

From Thursday 13th February 2020 to Friday 14th February 2020

SND Ballet together with an international creative team brings a new original piece about Charles Chaplin, the black-and-white film legend and one of the central artists of the 20th century. A native of London, Chaplin developed his career in the US. He remains one of the key comics, actors, directors and screenwriters of international cinema. Many still associate Charlie Chaplin with the memorable kind tramp with a walking stick, tight jackets and shoes a size too big. We shall present you with our attempt for a dance portrait of the film prodigy and human giant in world premiere in the Spring of 2019.

A Christmas Carol

DDDDD, The Hague

From Wednesday 25th December 2019 to Sunday 29th December 2019

In 1992, the world’s most famous Christmas story, ‘A Christmas Carol’ of Charles Dickens’, was turned into a ballet by composer Carl Davis. This story in which the old grumpy and selfish man Scrooge, changes in one night into a loving benefactor, is timeless. As was the case with the top hit "Alice in Winter Wonderland", De Dutch Don’t Dance Division knows better than any other company in the world how to give this ballet its own character. You won’t get a traditional British interpretation. This version is set against the backdrop of The Hague and Scheveningen at the start of the last century.

Charlie, The Tramp (Ballet)

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

Saturday 30th November 2019

SND Ballet together with an international creative team brings a new original piece about Charles Chaplin, the black-and-white film legend and one of the central artists of the 20th century. A native of London, Chaplin developed his career in the US. He remains one of the key comics, actors, directors and screenwriters of international cinema. Many still associate Charlie Chaplin with the memorable kind tramp with a walking stick, tight jackets and shoes a size too big. We shall present you with our attempt for a dance portrait of the film prodigy and human giant in world premiere in the Spring of 2019.

Lady of the Camellias

TBC / China

From Friday 29th November 2019 to Sunday 1st December 2019

The Lady of the Camellias has inspired plays, films, operas and ballets. Carl Davis' new score, based closely on Alexandre Dumas' novel, was commissioned by the National Ballet of Croatia premiered in Zagreb in 2008 and subsequently performed for 2 successive sold out seasons. The tragic love story of Marguerite and Armand still rings out across the centuries. The Shanghai Ballet has announced their calendar for 2019, which includes a performance and reinterpretation of The Lady of the Camellias, the Alexander Dumas novel, planned for November. Currently, the troupe is examining the work to see how it can be updated to be fit into the modern day.

Shaken, Not Stirred - The Music Of James Bond (Concert)

Philharmonia Orchestra, The Marlowe, Canterbury

Saturday 23rd November 2019

The name’s Bond. James Bond. Join us as all your favourite songs from over 60 years of action-packed movie making meet the awesome power of a live 80-piece orchestra. In an evening of hits from Goldfinger to Adele’s powerful Skyfall, be transported away to a world of exotic locations and effortless style as the Philharmonia brings to life iconic soundtracks by John Barry, Monty Norman, and more. Featuring conductor Carl Davis and a stellar line up of soloists, what better way to get fired up for Daniel Craig’s final outing in Bond No. 26?

Safety Last (Silent Film)

Opéra de Toulon, France

Sunday 17th November 2019

15e édition du Festival International des Musiques d’Écran Le ciné-concert à l’Opéra de Toulon est le grand rendez-vous du Festival International des Musiques d’Écran, qui pour sa 15e édition vous propose de découvrir un des chefs-d’oeuvre du cinéma muet, Safety Last avec Harold Lloyd. Hugo Gonzalez-Pioli, spécialiste des ciné-concerts, dirigera l’Orchestre Symphonique de l’Opéra de Toulon.

Lady of the Camellias

TBC / China

From Saturday 16th November 2019 to Sunday 17th November 2019

The Lady of the Camellias has inspired plays, films, operas and ballets. Carl Davis' new score, based closely on Alexandre Dumas' novel, was commissioned by the National Ballet of Croatia premiered in Zagreb in 2008 and subsequently performed for 2 successive sold out seasons. The tragic love story of Marguerite and Armand still rings out across the centuries. The Shanghai Ballet has announced their calendar for 2019, which includes a performance and reinterpretation of The Lady of the Camellias, the Alexander Dumas novel, planned for November. Currently, the troupe is examining the work to see how it can be updated to be fit into the modern day.

Charlie, The Tramp (Ballet)

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

Saturday 19th October 2019

SND Ballet together with an international creative team brings a new original piece about Charles Chaplin, the black-and-white film legend and one of the central artists of the 20th century. A native of London, Chaplin developed his career in the US. He remains one of the key comics, actors, directors and screenwriters of international cinema. Many still associate Charlie Chaplin with the memorable kind tramp with a walking stick, tight jackets and shoes a size too big. We shall present you with our attempt for a dance portrait of the film prodigy and human giant in world premiere in the Spring of 2019.

Jubilee Fanfares*

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk

Saturday 14th September 2019

Composed for Professor Christopher Green CBE and Trianon Music Group on the occasion of their Diamond Jubilee in 2019.

Last Train to Tomorrow

Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester

Saturday 3rd August 2019

Eighty years to the day since the last Kindertransport left Prague, this poignant piece reimagines the thoughts and feelings of the Jewish children fleeing persecution, the families they left behind, and the open-hearted British people who took them in. This semi-staged performance is the culmination of a term working with children from across Gloucestershire, and welcomes back some of our young performers from Hereford in 2018, plus features music from ‘The Big String’ project which takes place in Gloucester each February.

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