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Ballet Cymru

Ballet Cymru
Ballet Cymru (Logo) 2014.svg
General information
Name Ballet Cymru
Previous names
  • Independent Ballet Wales
  • Cwmni Ballet Gwent
Year founded 1986
Founders Darius James
Website www.welshballet.co.uk

Ballet Cymru is a touring classical ballet company based in Newport, South Wales, formed in 1986 by dancer and choreographer Darius James.[1] Currently formed of 12 dancers, the company tours to around 70 venues each year throughout the UK. The Independent described them as "a brightly gifted, energetic young ensemble that tours England, Wales and Ireland, taking dance to smaller venues that might otherwise be starved of ballet."[2]

History [ edit ]

Ballet Cymru, formerly Independent Ballet Wales[3] and, prior to that, Cwmni Ballet Gwent,[4] is a touring classical ballet company based in Newport, South Wales, formed in 1986 by dancer and choreographer Darius James.[1] Currently formed of 12 dancers, the company tours to around 70 venues each year throughout the UK. The Independent described them as "a brightly gifted, energetic young ensemble that tours England, Wales and Ireland, taking dance to smaller venues that might otherwise be starved of ballet."[2]

Current Dancers [ edit ]

Andrea Battagia, Krystal Lowe, Beth Meadway, Miguel Fernandez, Alex Hallas, Maria Teresa Brunello, Joshua Feist, Danila Marzili, Beau Dilen, Isobal Holland, Robbie Moorcroft

Community work [ edit ]

The company undertakes education work as part of its programme.[5]

Past members [ edit ]

Past members have joined ballet companies such as English National Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and Scottish Ballet.

Repertoire [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b c Rowley, Liz (12 June 2009). "Classic story is a new chapter for company Friday". Staffordshire Sentinel. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  2. ^ a b Dunnett, Roderic (16 September 2005). "Hamlet: Independent Ballet Wales. Garrick Theatre, Lichfield". The Independent. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  3. ^ Price, Karen (26 April 2014). "Ballet Cymru brings Georgia Ruth's debut album to life". Wales Online. Archived from the original on 11 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Dreamy ballet". theatre-wales.co.uk. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Ballet Cymru". Arts Council of Wales. Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Ballet at the Bridport Arts Centre". BBC. 10 October 2006. Archived from the original on 18 May 2014.
  7. ^ Ramsden, Chris (4 July 2007). "Welsh Ballet @ New Vic". BBC Stoke & Staffordshire. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  8. ^ Howell, Mary (19 July 2007). "Independent Ballet Wales". The Independent.
  9. ^ "Ballet Cymru puts a Welsh stamp on Romeo and Juliet". ITV. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014.
  10. ^ O'Donnell, Julie (29 June 2009). "Midsummer Night's Dream Independent Ballet Wales: Review". Somerset County Gazette. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  11. ^ "Ballet dancers bring Welsh folk tale to life". Western Mail. 7 October 2010. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014.
  12. ^ McMurray, Liz (5 June 2012). "Ballet of timeless classics". Spalding Guardian. Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  13. ^ Karen Price (4 May 2012). "'Our Ballets Are Less Disney' Ballet Cymru Is Taking Inspiration from Roald Dahl for Its New Double Bill. Karen Price Asks Artistic Director Darius James How the Stories Are Interpreted by Dance". Western Mail. Retrieved 16 May 2014 – via Questia Online Library.
  14. ^ Brittain, Annabel (7 July 2013). "Review: Stuck in the Mud at Hidcote Manor Garden". Gloucestershire Echo. Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  15. ^ Smith, Mike. "From Poetry and Safety to Adventure; REVIEW: Week of Pines and the Same Flame, Ballet Cymru, Riverfront, Newport". Western Mail. Retrieved 16 May 2014 – via Questia Online Library.

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