A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs by Dylan Thomas
Thursday 29 November
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds
Making their Leeds debut, the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre will host the award-winning Welsh dance company Ballet Cymru as they perform a brand new ballet, narrated by Welsh icon Cerys Matthews, on 29 November 2018 for one night only.
Nominated for Best Independent Company at the 2017 National Dance Awards, and winners of the Best Dance Production at the 2017 Wales Theatre Awards, Ballet Cymru presents this sparkling and refreshing ballet inspired by the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales, a well-loved piece of literature renowned worldwide from Wales’ best-known author.
Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and Amy Doughty, Ballet Cymru brings to life this timeless story using a unique blend of classical technique, storytelling and visual projections. With music by Cerys Matthews of Catatonia and Mason Neely, audiences are invited to step into the imagination of a genius and follow the Company on a journey full of snow, cats and dramatic dance, suitable for all ages to enjoy together.
Darius James, Artistic Director of Ballet Cymru, says: ‘We are delighted to be bringing a little bit of Wales to Leeds and can’t wait to share the genius of Dylan Thomas’.
Tickets for Ballet Cymru at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds are on sale now and can be booked online at theatreleeds.com or by calling the Box Office on 0113 220 8008. Tickets are priced at £13.50.
Ballet Cymru are a young, vital group of dancers who are pushing back the barriers of classical ballet. Using powerful and timeless stories the company challenges its dancers to interpret some of the finest characters in literature.
Ballet Cymru is a chamber ballet for Wales, committed to inclusion and innovation in dance and classical ballet, and to the highest standard of collaboration with dancers, choreographers, designers, composers and musicians.
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is an intimate, 230 seat studio theatre situated inside the stunning home of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre on Quarry Hill, Leeds. As a receiving dance house the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre is dedicated to bringing quality dance to audiences in Leeds at incredible value. With seasonal programmes from touring ballet and contemporary dance companies, as well as Northern Ballet’s annual productions for children, the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre provides an accessible cultural experience for all in the heart of the city centre.