- Sir Fred and Mr. B - Birmingham Royal Ballet
- Dance Performance
"The Two Pigeons,Mozartiana:
David Bintley once again pays tribute to two of the true masters of ballet - Frederick Ashton and George Balanchine.
The Two Pigeons is a gentle story of young love. Tempted to stray from his idyllic life, a young artist is desperate to stretch his wings and when a band of gypsies arrives he follows them to their camp. His fiancée is left to pine for her missing companion. But as in all good stories, the young man realises his mistake and returns to his true love.
With its extraordinary finale that includes two live pigeons on stage, Frederick Ashton's gentle love story often takes your breath away, but always speaks to the heart."
- Photo: Bill Cooper