High Arts Corner: Sleeping Beauty Ballet

Title: Sleeping Beauty
Performed by: Birmingham Royal Ballet
Where: Birmingham Hippodrome
When: 8 October 2013

I know you
I walked with you once upon a dream…
But if I know you, I know what you’ll do
You’ll love me at once
the way you did once upon a dream

Once Upon A Dream” from Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Final Verdict: Unless you are a huge fan of any ballet, give this one a pass, especially with kids or a date that is uninterested.

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High Arts Corner: Giselle Ballet

Title: Giselle
Performed by: Birmingham Royal Ballet
Where: Birmingham Hippodrome
When: 21 June 2013

What have I done?
What have I done?
How could I be so blind?
All is lost, where was I?
Spoiled all, spoiled all
Everything’s gone all wrong

Jack Skellington from Nightmare before Christmas

Final Verdict: A beautiful ballet, and a good way to end a season of ballet tickets.

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High Arts Corner: Aladdin Ballet

Title: Aladdin
Performed by: Birmingham Royal Ballet
Where: Birmingham Hippodrome
When: 22 February 2013

Three wishes, to be exact. And ixnay on the wishing for more wishes. That’s all. Three. Uno, dos, tres. No substitutions, exchanges, or refunds.” Genie, Aladdin, Disney Movie (1992)

Final Verdict: Not one of our favourite ballets, but worth seeing once in your lifetime.

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High Arts Corner: Cinderella Ballet

Title: Cinderella
Performed by: Birmingham Royal Ballet
Where: Birmingham Hippodrome
When: November 2012

 

Oh, well. What’s a royal ball? After all, I suppose it would be frightfully dull, and-and-and boring, and-and completely… Completely wonderful.” Cinderella, Cinderella by Disney

Final Verdict: If you are a fan of fairy tales, this is definitely one to see.

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High Arts Corner: Beauty and the Beast Ballet

Title: Beauty and the Beast
Performed by: Birmingham Royal Ballet
Where: Birmingham Hippodrome
When: September 2011

“‘Yes, yes,’ said the Beast, ‘my heart is good, but still I am a monster.’
‘Among mankind,’ says Beauty, ‘there are many that deserve that name more than you, and I prefer you, just as you are, to those, who, under a human form, hide a treacherous, corrupt, and ungrateful heart.’” Beauty and the Beast
by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

Final Verdict: If you like Beauty and the Beast, you have to see this at least once in your lifetime.

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High Arts Corner: Swan Lake Ballet

Title: Swan Lake
Performed by: Birmingham Royal Ballet
Written by: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Where: Birmingham Hippodrome
When: 3 October 2012

Final Verdict: We would definitely recommend that you see Swan Lake at least once in your life.

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