David Bintley, Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, is creating a new piece as part of the Company's 2009 autumn season, entitled E=mc².

He will be keeping a video diary over the coming weeks, charting the progress of the piece, which opens in Birmingham, UK, on 23 September.

Here's the opening excerpt, recorded on Monday morning immediately before the first day of work on the ballet. In it, David outlines the inspiration behind the piece, and how those ideas were initially developed.

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