01Saturday Classics20150418

The first of four programmes, featuring dancers and choreographers, to tie in with with a new initiative for young artistic talent - the BBC Young Dancer Award.

Deborah Bull is a former Royal Ballet Principal dancer and was a Creative Director of the Royal Opera House. She chooses music which was not originally written for the ballet but was later appropriated by choreographers for the ballet stage. Her choices include music by Tchaikovsky, Bach, Ravel, Schubert, Stravinsky and Max Richter.

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As part of the BBC Dance season, ballet dancer and choreographer Wayne Sleep presents his choice of some of his favourite music, including works by Tchaikovsky, Delibes, Grainger and Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

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As part of BBC Dance season, pioneering choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh presents her choice of music, including works which have influenced and inspired many of her dance compositions. Born in India and with roots in Sri Lanka and Malaysia, Shobana founded her dance company in London in 1988. Her acclaimed works are often created for outdoor and unusual settings and she regularly collaborates with contemporary composers including Kevin Volans and Michael Nyman.

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Indian and contemporary classical dancer and choreographer Seeta Patel introduces a selection of music that has underscored and fuelled her rich and varied life in dance.

Seeta Patel trained in the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam, but works across the board creating contemporary dance and film. She is one of the judges of the BBC Young Dancer of the Year.