THE award-winning ballet company, Ballet Black, return this season with their first-ever family production, based on the best-selling children’s book, Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, written by Anna Kemp with choreography by Christopher Marney (War Letters, Two
of a Kind) and designs by Gary Harris (Royal New Zealand Ballet).
A spokesperson for the company said: “I am thrilled that we have been able to adapt this much-loved children’s book into a ballet – something I have wanted to do since buying the book for my goddaughter in 2011. Dogs Don’t Do Ballet marks a new chapter for Ballet Black: we have spent over a decade inspiring audiences of all ages to watch and take part in ballet, through performances of our unique repertoire, educational outreach
programmes and our own Junior School.
“Now we have a ballet that brings all of these elements together in a production that is ideal for the whole family to enjoy, with a wonderful story from Anna Kemp, inventive choreography from our long-term collaborator, Christopher Marney and of course, the superb Ballet Black dancers.” Cassa Pancho MBE, Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Black
About Dogs Don’t Do Ballet:
Biff is a dog, but he’s not your usual kind of dog. Instead of chasing sticks
and fetching newspapers, Biff loves tutus, tiaras and ballet! Watch as Biff
sneaks into the class of the fearsome ballet teacher, Miss Polly, practises
pirouettes in the park and finally gets to go the ballet. Featuring music from
Fauré, Elgar and Tchaikovsky, this ballet is also an ideal introduction for
young children to classical music.
Suitable for ages 3+
Running time: 50 minutes, no interval
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