Birmingham Royal Ballet performing Wink
Photo by Andy Ross

Premiered in

10 (5 men, 5 women)

25 minutes

Commissioned by
Birmingham Royal Ballet

Restaged on
Birmingham Royal Ballet (2017)

Birmingham Royal Ballet is honoring the 400 year anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016. Wink was commissioned by the company and is inspired by Shakespeare's Sonnets.

“stood out for its intelligence, its formal ingenuity, and its restrained elegance.”
“There's a fine combination of coolly restrained classicism and hints of impassioned anguish.”
“"surreal and captivating"”
“The balance that Lang strikes between lyricism and gravity is as satisfying as it is true to its source.”
- Luke Jennings, The Guardian, June 26, 2016
“an intelligent work, tugged by longing and regret.”
“fresh, contemporary and traditional all at the same time.”
“controlled, human, open hearted, quietly exuberant and immaculately executed.”
- Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs, May 16, 2016
“poetry in motion.”
- Charles Hutchinson, The Press, May 14, 2016

Jakub Ciupinski

Set Design
Mimi Lien

Costume Design
Elaine Garlick

Lighting Design
Peter Teigen

Past Performances
May 10-11, 2016Durham, UKMore Info
May 13-14, 2016York, UKMore Info
May 17-18, 2016Shrewsbury, UKMore Info
June 22-25, 2016Birmingham, UKMore Info
September 15-17, 2016Salford, UKMore Info
October 10-11, 2016London, EnglandMore Info
October 25-26, 2016Plymouth, UKMore Info
May 5-6, 2017Cheltenham, UKMore Info
May 9-10, 2017Poole, UKMore Info
May 12-13, 2017Truro, UKMore Info
October 14, 2016londondance.comMore Info
October 12, 2016theartsdesk.comMore Info
October 11, 2016Bachtrack.comMore Info
October 11, 2016The StageMore Info
September 18, 2016ExpressMore Info
September 16, 2016Upstaged ManchesterMore Info
June 28, 2016The TimesMore Info
June 26, 2016The GuardianMore Info
June 24, 2016BroadwayWorld.comMore Info
June 24, 2016The GuardianMore Info
June 23, 2016SeeingDanceMore Info
May 16, 2016DanceTabsMore Info
May 14, 2016The PressMore Info
December 26, 2016theartsdesk.comMore Info
April 29, 2016Entrechat MagazineMore Info