Ballet on the Buses

Ballet on the Buses combined five professional ballet dancers on a single old Routemaster double decker bus, which toured throughout Birmingham, bringing dance to schools, local communities and shopping centres. Designed for children, the work combined a ringmaster, a strong man, a dancing girl and two naughty clowns. All the female dancers were on pointe, and the ringmaster had to contend with a top hat on the lower deck as well! The short show culminated in an outdoor dance in wellies to a Shostakovich waltz.







Choreography: Rosie Kay
Costumes: with support from Birmingham Royal Ballet
Dancers: Birmingham Royal Ballet
Music: Shostakovich and Khachaturian

Commissioned by
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Fierce! Festival 2007