Black Sabbath created their unique style in Birmingham, a city also recognized for its Royal Ballet. Black Sabbath – The Ballet guarantees an extraordinary theatrical event that intertwines mesmerizing dance with complete orchestral versions of monumental songs such as “Paranoid” and “Iron Man”. The Royal Ballet Sinfonia will perform new orchestral compositions influenced by their music.
Carlos Acosta has been tasked with creating a groundbreaking ballet in Birmingham. Drawing inspiration from the groundbreaking legacy of Heavy Metal, the ballet will be a groundbreaking collaboration between three composers and three choreographers. Leading the team is the highly acclaimed choreographer Pontus Lidberg, whose work has been performed by the Swedish Royal Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet, and the composer Chris Austin, who orchestrated the White Stripes music for Wayne McGregor’s Chroma. They will be joined by the award-winning writer Richard Thomas, known for his groundbreaking work in Jerry Springer, The Opera. Together, they will ingeniously craft an extraordinary metal symphony across three acts. Black Sabbath has played a pivotal role in the meticulous development of this groundbreaking collaboration.
This captivating and unprecedented production promises to ignite a powerful fusion of creativity and intensity as it pays homage to the iconic music and enduring legacy of Black Sabbath. Prepare to be enthralled by the very first authentic heavy metal ballet experience, where artistic innovation meets the timeless sound of rock legends. In this groundbreaking performance, the stage will be set ablaze with the electric energy of Black Sabbath’s music, delivering a one-of-a-kind journey that combines the grace and precision of ballet with the raw power of heavy metal, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that will leave audiences spellbound. Get ready for a performance that is sure to leave sparks flying and emotions soaring, as it boldly reimagines the boundaries of artistic expression and celebrates the indomitable spirit of rock and roll.