A new one-act ballet, Imminent, set to a commissioned orchestral score by Paul Englishby is to be premiered by Birmingham Royal Ballet in June this year. It will be choreographed by Daniela Nardim, and Englishby's score will be performed live by the Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia under Paul Murphy.
Imminent is a Ballet Now Commission and forms part of the triple-bill, 'Curated by Carlos'. There will be four performances at the Birmingham Hippodrome from 10 to 12 June, with London dates at Sadler's Wells to follow in the autumn.
"This new abstract work is inspired by the feeling that something significant is looming and that change is imminent. As rainforests burn and consumption rises, as populism surges and democracy is tested in previously unimaginable ways, and as the health and harmony we allowed ourselves to believe in is being exposed as fragile and unsustainable, the balance we thought we could maintain is precarious. A tipping-point is approaching."
In the meantime there's a tantalising-minute glimpse of the ballet here: