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Faster – Australian Ballet Revival & Tour

March 17, 2017 - April 26, 2017

Becs Andrews Faster original production

Designed by Becs Andrews
Choreographed by David Bintley
Originally produced by Birmingham Royal Ballet

Faster features David Bintley’s Olympic-inspired crowd-pleaser alongside new works from Wayne McGregor and Tim Harbour. This is contemporary ballet at its visceral best in a heart- pumping triple bill.

David Bintley, artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, made Faster in 2012, the year of the London Olympic Games. Set to the Australian composer Matthew Hindson’s jubilant score, the ballet shows off the dancers’ athleticism and endurance as it explores the exultations and challenges of elite sports.

In 2016, McGregor celebrates ten years as The Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer with a new work to a commissioned score by Steve Reich. In 2017, The Australian Ballet will perform this anniversary piece, which will distil McGregor’s high-speed, super-stretched style.

Resident Choreographer Tim Harbour, fresh from his wild success with 2015’s Filigree and Shadow, will team up again with architect Kelvin Ho and lighting designer Benjamin Cisterne to create a companion piece to the thrilling, edgy Filigree.

Amp up the ballet. Let’s go Faster.

… fast, strong, theatrically clever and musically powerful …

The Arts Desk on David Bintley’s Faster

Showing off their physiques in streamlined sporting gear, the dancers explore the agony and ecstasy of elite sports.Artists of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Photography Roy Smiljanic

FASTER
Choreography and production David Bintley
Guest Repetiteur Patricia Tierney
Music Matthew Hindson
Design Becs Andrews
Lighting design Peter Mumford

NEW WORK
Choreography Wayne McGregor
Music Steve Reich
Design Rashid Rana
Lighting design Lucy Carter

NEW WORK
Choreography Tim Harbour
Set design Kelvin Ho
Lighting design Benjamin Cisterne

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