|The Big Ballet|
Big Ballet Has One Night at Palace
Date: 25 March 2011
The Big Ballet was established 16 years ago by the influential Russian choreographer Panilov who set out to prove two things. Firstly, that people of larger build are able to move with similar grace, dignity and flare as traditional dancers and secondly, that he would be able to create a professional ballet troupe from dancers with no previous experience.
The piece is performed on a black box stage, with hand-made costumes. The first section of the show is a parody of popular classical ballets.
The second section is rather more fast-paced as the larger-than-life dancers perform to more contemporary music such as Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and the Pet Shop Boys.
This unique show continues to be a massive success long after its creator’s death in 2002.
The Big Ballet is at the Palace Theatre, on Thursday 14 April, 7.30pm. Tickets are £19-£23.
- by Glenn Meads
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