Birmingham Royal Ballet and Sadler’s Wells are joining forces for a major new development programme for classical choreographers.
The scheme will support large-scale commissions by emerging choreographers as well as offer mentoring from major ballet companies.
Ballet Now is specifically for choreographers who have taken a classical route but have not had the opportunity to work on the largest scale. It will also work with composers and designers.
The programme is being funded by £1.1 million from philanthropic organisation the Oak Foundation, with BRB looking to match fund the same amount again.
Ballet Now will support two commissions each year, helping a total of six artists – one choreographer, composer and designer for each commission. They will create work that will premiere at either BRB or Sadler’s Wells in London.