A BRAND new programme will showcase the best in international dance.

Ballet Central will perform at Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday, June 1 at 7.30pm and Sunday, June 2 at 2pm.

This is your chance to see young dance graduates on the cusp of their professional careers perform a varied programme of classical ballet and contemporary dance theatre.

An exciting evening of theatricality, technical excellence and drama choreographed by top dance industry influencers is promised, with stunning costumes enhanced by powerful music.

Highlights include Christopher Marney’s Carousel Dances, inspired by the 1945 musical Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein, a unique version of the Dying Swan Solo created by Calvin Richardson, and the company is delighted to present an extract from Frederick Ashton’s acclaimed Valses Nobles et Sentimentales performed to Maurice Ravel’s suite of waltzes.

Ballet Central is honoured to perform an excerpt from Kenneth MacMillan’s House of Birds, based on the Grimm Brothers’ macabre fairytale, Jorinda and Joringel. It will also present Jasmin Vardimon’s (in between), a physical contemporary work exploring the relationship between humans and the natural environment.

For a taste of what to expect from the performance, watch the Ballet Central 2018/19 season trailer.

*Ballet Central, Saturday, June 1, 7.30pm and Sunday, June 2, 2pm, Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport. Call the box office for tickets and see balletcentral.co.uk for more information.