Birmingham Royal Ballet: Lazuli Sky
Please only book seats that match your party size. Do not leave any seats vacant adjacent to your booking.
The first one-act ballet commissioned and presented by Carlos Acosta as Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Will Tuckett's Lazuli Sky is inspired by ideas of 'social distancing'.
Tuckett and his team, including designer Samuel Wyer and projection designer Nina Dunn, are creating a unique piece set to John Adams's Shaker Loops, which will be performed live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Paul Murphy.
The deep, speckled blue of Lapis Lazuli was the base for the most precious and expensive of colours in the Renaissance painter's palette, providing the clear sky blue so familiar in the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. During lockdown, the creative team has been drawn to the open clarity of sky, wind-shaped landscapes, and birdsong, without the distractions of normal everyday living. These are the inspiration and backdrop to this outward looking, hopeful and regenerative ballet.
The programme also includes two other ballets new to Birmingham Royal Ballet's repertory. Valery Panov's Liebestod offers a powerful, visceral solo for the company's male principals.
Vicente Nebrada's Our Waltzes is danced to a collection of Latin-infused waltzes from his native Venezuela and features five couples in choreography that fills the stage with fluid movements celebrating love, romance and passion.
Cast & Creatives
Will Tuckett Choreography
John Adams (Shaker Loops, in an arrangement for sextet) Music
Samuel Wyer Costume Design
Nina Dunn Video Design
Paul Murphy Conductor
Opening night cast: Damen Axtens, Ryan Felix, Haoliang Feng, Tori Forsyth-Hecken, Kit Holder, Yu Kurihara, Gus Payne, Rachele Pizzillo, Emma Price, Tom Rogers, Eilis Small, Yuki Sugiura
Vicente Nebrada Choreography
Teresa Carreño, Salvador Llamozas, Manuel Guadalajara, Isabel de Maury, Sofia Limonta, Ramon Delgado Palacios and Heraclio Fernández Music
Valery Panov Choreography
Richard Wagner Music
Family priced tickets are available to book online, but are only valid if at least one member of the party is under 14. Please ensure you select the number of seats required.
Fees and Charges
Please note there is a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend. Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.
Keeping You Safe
We are thrilled to be opening our doors again and to be welcoming you back into the theatre. To help you to feel safe and enjoy your chosen performance, we have introduced a series of new safety measures such as socially distanced seating, hand sanitising stations, temperature checks and enhanced cleaning.
We hope you have an enjoyable visit but if you do have any concerns, members of staff will be on hand to help guide you. Full details can be viewed here.
Booking Your Seats
Please only book seats that match your party size. Do not leave any seats vacant adjacent to your booking. You will not be allowed to leave single seats.
If you feel you may have to leave the performance midway through, please book seats nearest the aisle, which are available on either side of the auditorium.
For bookings larger than 2, single seat requests, bookings with access requirements or any other queries, please email email@example.com with your ticket request and a contact number and a member of our box office team will get back to you.
Alternatively, if you need to speak to someone, we have a limited phone service available on 0121 236 4455, which is open Tuesday to Thursday from 1pm – 3pm. There may be a queue to get through to a member of the team, so please be patient.
After booking, if you don't receive your tickets digtially, make sure to check your spam / junk folder for your ticket confirmation.
Please arrive 5 minutes before your allocated auditorium entrance time, which you can find on your ticket. On entering the auditorium please sit in your allocated seats only, in order to maintain socially distanced from other audience members.
Please note we cannot admit latecomers and a cloakroom service will not be available, so please avoid bringing large bags.
If you feel too unwell to attend on the date of your performance, we are happy to offer a credit note for another performance.