On the Birmingham Royal Ballet Facebook page, we’ve been running through an alphabetical list of highlights from the forthcoming 2013-14 season, with a new item posted each day.

Here’s a run-through of some of the most recent entries on the list:


J is for Japanese Storytelling! David Bintley’s production of The Prince of the Pagodas is heavily influenced by the culture of the country where David has acted as part-time Artistic Director for a number of years. Click here to visit our Creating Pagodas blog and find out more about the production, which appears in the UK for the first time next spring!


We’re up to the letter ‘K’ in our alphabetical rundown of the forthcoming season, which is for ‘Kangaroo Rats’ – one of the scampering heroes from David Bintley’s well-loved ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café! Here’s a rehearsal video from last time we danced the piece:


“I’m not allowed to light the classics”, says Peter Mumford, Lighting Designer for David Bintley’s award-winning E=mc². Find out why, here.


M is for all of the Masks in The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Cafe, all of which we perform this season! Click here for a Pinterest gallery of close up photos of all these and more!


It’s a new year which means new faces! So for ‘N’ in our alphabetical preview of the 2013-14 season, here’s a peek at the latest additions to the Company, with a warm welcome going out to each of them!


For O, we’re blowing the trumpet of our fantastic Orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia! With all of the amazing scores in the forthcoming season, we’re very much looking forward to them making sweet music together. Click here for links to a few samples of what you’ll hear them playing this year.


For our Principal Dancers’ headshots, we invite them to have their photos taken in their favourite location in the Midlands. With Momoko Hirata and Tyrone Singleton having been promoted at the end of the last season, where have they chosen for their photoshoots? Find out in the new season programme, and soon over at balletinbirmingham.co.uk.


Q is for the Queens and Kings in our fairytale ballets, and Queens and Jokers in John Cranko’s Card Game, which we dance as part of our Three of a Kind programme next spring, alongside Elite Syncopations and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue! Click here for details.

To keep up with the rest of the list, visit the Company’s Facebook page at www.brb.org.uk/facebook.