Commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet for Ballet Now

Available for performances after June 2021.
Unavailable for performance.

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  • 39 min

Programme Note

Composer note:
Embrace is a 39-minute narrative ballet choreographed by British choreographer George Williamson, the inaugural commission of Birmingham Royal Ballet's new Ballet Now program. This highly personal work explores ideas of sexuality and individual identity, and examines what happens when these concepts come into conflict with societal expectations. In the words of the choreographer, Embrace is about letting go of what society expects us to be, and embracing who we are.

— Sarah Kirkland Snider