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The King Who Invented Ballet

14th Sep 2015

Our upstairs screen played host to Birmingham Royal Ballet this autumn, as members of the acclaimed international dance company visited The Electric for an early screening of BBC4 documentary The King Who Invented Ballet.

The film is helmed by BRB director David Bintley and shows how French monarch Louis XIV’s patronage and passion for dance brought about the evolution of ballet from an instrument of propaganda in the French royal court into a professional art form in its own right.

Bintley was in attendance for the screening on Thursday 10th September, marking the second film he's made for the BBC about his lifelong passion of ballet.




The King Who Invented Ballet
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