STRAVINSKY’S RITE OF SPRING TO BE PERFORMED WITH CHOREOGRAPHY AT BRAMALL HALL
With a unique twist rarely seen in the UK, Friends of Kimichi School will gather 100 musicians together to perform The Rite of Spring with choreography based on the original ballet by Nijinsky, all in aid of The Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust.
The Mayor of Birmingham will attend this auspicious concert event, which will feature nationally acclaimed cellist Richard Jenkinson perform the Elgar Cello Concerto, on the 27th January 2018 at the Bramall Hall, Birmingham.
Proceeds from the concert will be given to the Pulmonary Fibrobis Trust, with the concert dedicated to Huw Thomas – a member of the orchestra who suffers with the disease.
Headteacher of Kimichi School (Birmingham’s only music specialist school) and producer, Sally Alexander said:
“To produce the Rite of Spring with the full orchestration is a challenge in and of itself. But, to add choreography based on Nijinsky’s ballet seems insurmountable. However, we have been surrounded by the best creative team from all corners of the professional world and this concert will be an event like no other. Stravinsky’s challenging score if often performed by orchestras around the world, but Rarely with anything approaching the original choreography.”
The original Nijinsky ballet was thought to be lost until Joffrey Ballet recreated the choreography in 1987. Choreographer Attiye Partridge said:
“The challenge here was to produce work based on such an iconic ballet that was also accessible to my dancers who range from students at Kimichi School to working professionals. They have been working incredibly hard and I’m immensely excited to see their hard work alongside that of the huge orchestra.”
The 100-piece orchestra will be conducted by Keith Slade and lead by Charlotte Moseley. 3 students from the Kimichi school will be dancing as part of the 11-strong company.
Tickets are £15 adults, £10 concessions and £50 VIP balcony tickets (includes Q&A with conductor Keith Slade, a souvenir programme and drinks reception in interval) plus booking and are available from thebramall.co.uk
Information for editors:
Friends of Kimichi School Orchestra
Producers: Sally Alexander, Richard Tattam and Chris Passey
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 07875 380440
Choreography: Attiye Partidge