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Artist Pablo Bronstein Introduces Ballet at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

LONDON.- Contemporary artist Pablo Bronstein (born 1977, Buenos Aires), whose critically acclaimed exhibition Sketches for Regency Living continues at the ICA until 25 September, presents Plaza Minuet / The Birth of Venus, an original ballet devised by Bronstein and co-commissioned by the ICA and Tramway, Glasgow, at both venues in September. Classically trained dancers, including Matthias Sperlinger and Rosalind Masson, perform the two-part ballet wearing costumes designed by Mary Katrantzou. In Plaza Minuet, Bronstein develops ideas explored in his contribution to the Tate Triennial 2006, in which performers obey a series of rules of behaviour. They follow lines marked out on the floor that might represent an architectural void or an imagined piazza. Part two, The Birth of Venus, opens with the entry of the King symbolising the birth and triumph of Venus. London-based Pablo Bronstein creates drawings, models