Black Sabbath The Ballet to premiere from Birmingham Royal Ballet

Carlos Acosta has scored another scoop for Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Birmingham’s legendary Heavy Metal band Black Sabbath are set to provide the soundtrack to Birmingham Royal Ballet’s latest new work, Black Sabbath – The Ballet.

Black Sabbath – The Ballet promises to be a spectacular theatrical evening featuring thrilling dance and original Black Sabbath recordings – including Paranoid and Iron Man – alongside full orchestrations of their work. Plus there will be new orchestral compositions inspired by the sound of metal, performed live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

Carlos Acosta and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Royal Ballet

Conceived by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s artistic director Carlos Acosta, the ballet will see three composers and three choreographers, led by renowned Choreographer Pontus Lidberg and Composer Chris Austin, working alongside award-winning writer Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer, The Opera) to create an extraordinary metal symphony over three acts.

Black Sabbath themselves have been closely involved in developing this unique collaboration.

Black Sabbath – The Ballet will run from 23 to 30 September 2023 at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

Birmingham Royal Ballet recently announced that they have formed a brand new company called BRB2 to identify the best young ballet graduates aged 18 to 22 from around the world.

📷 Main photo: Black Sabbath The Ballet

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