Large Scale Events Management
With over thirty years experience in the performing arts, and one of the most respected reputations in the capital, PMB Presentations offer a bespoke service to artistes and companies visiting London. As a UK registered company, we hold all appropriate licences, Tier 1 Sponsorship status, references, official credentials, and testimonials to provide professional management of a London season. We handle visa invitations and applications. We process FEU withholding tax matters and provide Sage accounting (chartered accountants). We have long-term associations and accounts with all necessary services including three top London marketing companies, press agents, transport companies, printers, technical equipment suppliers and hotel chains. © all copyright PMB Presentations
We have an almost unique expertise in promoting seasons of companies of up to 350 strong for selected weeks we hold in the London Coliseum and these weeks have included the following :
As a last minute change to our Coliseum plans, we offered our week in 2008 to Mikhailovsky Ballet, and undertook management, presentation and promotion of the event that gave Mikhailovsky Ballet its London debut when the ballet brought a record 300 artistes and 4 productions in 8 trucks to the Coliseum. The debut featured Spartacus, Giselle, and a Triple Bill.
Our Coliseum seasons included the management and promotion of the Coliseum visit of Anastasia Volochkova in July , and management of a record breaking 27 performances of Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu. (Press handled by Mark Borkowski PR)
We reprised management and promotion of Mikhailovsky Ballet who returned to the Coliseum 13 – 25 July 2010 with a programme including a revival of Laurencia. In August our new project was management of the Caracalla Dance Theatre who presented two performances only on August lst and 3rd at the Coliseum of Zayed & The Dream …a specially commissioned work only previously seen in Beirut and Paris.
Our Coliseum projects included management, presentation and promotion of the sensational Saisons Russes XXXl siecle – Diaghilev Festival, the Maris Liepa Foundation production, now in its 4th year of annual appearances at Paris Champs Elysees. The event made its London debut at the Coliseum for one week from 12th to 17th April to great audience acclaim. Following that stunning premiere, in July it was an honour to be involved in management of an historic event – Sir Frederick Ashton’s Romeo & Juliet – presented by Peter Schaufuss Ballet and starring then Bolshoi superstars Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova. As well as being record breaking sales for a Coliseum season, it celebrated the 40th anniversary of Peter Schaufuss’s first season on the same stage. A truly memorable occasion. (Press handled by Mark Borkowski PR).
For our spring slot, we offered our April week to the Eifman Ballet from Saint Petersburg. PMB managed and promoted the Eifman Ballet whose work our personnel had previously presented in Sadlers Wells in the 90s. The Eifman company presented the season showing two contemporary productions -Anna Karenina and Onegin. These productions of two iconic literary titles were greeted with great enthusiasm by sell-out audiences. The summer month of July brought Denmark’s legendary dance star and choreographer Peter Schaufuss productions of a Tchaikovsky Trilogy with a modern take on the iconic Tchaikovsky big story ballets – Swan Lake Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Sunday 29th July for one performance only Saisons Russes XXIe Siecle presented Maris Liepa Gala – a tribute to the legendary Bolshoi dancer starring international guest dancers from the Bolshoi, Boston Ballet, Mariinsky and Moscow ballet companies. Andris Liepa (son of Maris) proved again his ability to stage a breath taking presentation – a world class exhibition of ballet. The performance drew a rapturous audience garnering 4-star review. “It was a show to thrill any dance lover.” Sunday Express.
Andris Liepa Saisons Russes project returned to London in July 2013 with an exciting follow up to the Diaghilev Festival The performances were led by Cleopatra (choreographed by Patrick de Bana) together with Firebird, Scheherazade, Chopiniana and the Polvtsian Dances. Completing the summer events was a debut visit by Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet appearing at the London Coliseum for the first time with Igor Zelensky’s production of Roland Petit’s Coppelia and a hugely important premiere of Shanghai Ballet showing the contemporary work Jane Eyre choreographed by Patrick de Bana.
Spring events included the Monte Carlo Ballet Coliseum debut with their innovative Swan Lake LAC which was brilliantly reviewed by the dance press. Returning for a second visit was the Russian Eifman Ballet, showing the visceral RODIN and a reprise of ANNA KARENINA. In the summer Saison Russes staged a return season of Diaghilev Festival with a mixed opera ballet presentation of Coq d’Or and a Diaghilev Gala programme included the Polovtsian Dances with an accompanying 60 strong Opera Chorus – a memorable performance which thrilled the audiences
PMB has a keen interest in staging debut appearances and tours, both in the UK and internationally. Our clients generally come to us via personal introduction and/or recommendation. Our interest is working with quality artistes and performers with a long-term plan to enhance their reputations and build their careers. We have over 30 years experience of planning UK tours for some of the UK’s top artistes, as well as international artistes from all over the world. Our expertise is choosing appropriate venues, providing the best services necessary for staging and promoting the presentations, and specialising in large size spectaculars and productions.
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