DANCE: EVENT OF THE WEEK

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Dance Bites to 13 Mar

Royal Ballet on tour

The Royal Ballet splits into two for small-scale tours once again, but this year some experienced outside choreographers have been brought in to supplement in-house hopefuls. Tour 1 includes Michael Corder's new Masquerade, set to Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite, and a revival of David Bintley's Mozart Galanteries, plus new pieces by Cathy Marston and Ashley Page. The core of Tour 2 is Ashton's classic Monotones, to Satie music, and Nearing Poetry, created by Mark Baldwin to Julian Anderson's music, plus numbers by Page and William Tuckett.

Tour 1: Derngate, Northampton (01604 624811) today; The Orchard, Dartford (01322 220000) Mon, Tue; New Victoria Theatre, Woking (01483 761144) Thur to Sat. Tour 2: Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357851) today; The Hall for Cornwall (01872 262466) Mon, Tue; Wycombe Swan (01494 512000) Thur to Sat. Eves 7.30pm, matinees Tue 1.30pm or 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

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