10 October 2019

World Ballet Day 2019

World Ballet Day 2019
Fantasic For Families
photo: Birmingham Royal Ballet's First Steps - Peter and The Wolf

Twirl and jumpSpin and sparklePliés and twist...Because its World Ballet day on Wednesday 23rd October!
 
And to celebrate we’ve rounded up a few of our many enchanting dance activities and ballet-themed events for you to attend with the family.
 
Did you know? : People often think ballet originated in France but it actually originates from Italy in the 15th century. It was then popularised in France by Catherine de Medici, the Italian wife of King Henry II and since then, has become a dance form practised all over the world!
 
Join us in celebration with some of these Fantastic events:

 
 
 
Ballet Dots, London
 
Wednesday 23 October, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
11:00 am
 
 
Babies and children with their parents and carers are encouraged to move together through creative, fun and sensory participatory workshops, which are designed to complement early years development.
 
 
Birmingham Royal Ballet's Giselle, Plymouth
 
Wednesday 23 October, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR
19:30 pm
 
 
At night, a sorrowful Albrecht visits Giselle’s grave, but he is in terrible danger. The bitter ghosts of jilted brides rise and condemn him to dance himself to death. Only Giselle’s love from beyond the grave can save him…
A lovely and classic ballet performance to inspire all members of the family!
 
 
Birmingham Royal Ballet's First Steps - Peter and The Wolf, Plymouth
 
Friday 25 October, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR
16:30 pm
 
 
A feast of dance, music, costumes and lots of fun, this is a perfect introduction to ballet.
This interactive show, specially adapted for children aged 3+, features ballet excerpts from Peter and the Wolf, performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s amazing dancers and orchestra
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood, Leeds
 
Monday 28 October – Saturday 2 November, Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA
11 am
 
 
Retelling the classic fairy tale with a Northern Ballet twist, Little Red Riding Hood is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.
With sell-out performances and a string of hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions for children are not to be missed.
 
For 1,000’s more events visit www.fantasticforfamilies.com and see what’s on near you.
Layla McDonald
Layla McDonald

Layla is currently Digital Intern for the Family Arts Campaign.

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