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Barbican Theatre’s 25th anniversary BITE series 2007 features Ninagawa’s Coriolanus
 The schedule has been announced for London’s Barbican Theatre’s BITE (Barbican International Theatre Events) for the first half of 2007. BITE is a year-long series of foreign theater productions held at the Barbican Theatre. When the series began in 1998 it was only a May to October schedule and in 2002 it was expanded to a year-long schedule of invited overseas productions of drama, dance and music theater. Efforts are also made to encourage joint productions between foreign and domestic companies. Appearing in this series in the past have been such famous figures as Laurie Anderson, Pina Bausch, Complicite, Merce Cunningham, Philip Glass, Heiner Goebbels, Yukio Ninagawa, Steve Reich, Twyla Tharp, Tom Waits and Robert Wilson. In addition, there are also numerous events planned jointly with other theaters in the area around the Barbican.
In 2007, the Barbican Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary with a program of special commemorative events not only at the theatre but also at the complex’s art gallery, movie theatre and orchestra hall. In the autumn of 2007, premieres of new works by artists with a history of Barbican involvement, such as Complicite and Philip Glass are also planned.
The BITE 2007 series lineup for the first half of the year will include performances by the Ninagawa Company from Japan, the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg, Ronnie Burkett’s Theatre of Marionettes from Canada, the Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre from Ireland and Salia and Seydou from Africa, as well as invited works from India and the Ukraine, a joint production with artists from Cambodia, a Shakespeare production by the Barbican’s resident company Cheek by Jowl and more.
The performances of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus directed by Yukio Ninagawa are scheduled for April 25-29 and a talk by Ninagawa is also planned.
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