The Birmingham 2022 Festival is presenting Juliano Nunes' new ballet production Interlinked ©Getty Images

The Birmingham Royal Ballet is to debut a new performance as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

Brazilian choreographer Juliano Nunes has created the production Interlinked , which will be presented by the Birmingham 2022 Festival as part of the a triple bill under the banner "On Your Marks!"

The triple bill is due to be performed at the Birmingham Hippodrome during June's Birmingham International Dance Festival.

"We are proud to commission one of the world's great ballet companies to premiere a major new work in the Festival, one of so many highlights in a packed programme of over 200 events," said Raidene Carter, executive producer of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

"Our commitment to dance in the region extends far and wide as this year's BIDF programme demonstrates and we are happy to play a part in making this new work shine under the spotlight."

Interlinked will also have a newly-commissioned orchestral score by Australian composer Luke Howard and lighting from Dutch-based Northern Irish designer Tom Visser.

The piece will look at influences that people have on each other's lives and how energy can bounce from one person to another, creating a "never-ending circle".

There will be 16 dancers performing around themes such as gender identity and self-perception.

The Birmingham 2022 Festival began on March 1 and runs through until September 30, after the Commonwealth Games - which are scheduled to take place in the city from July 28 to August 8.

The six-month programme is claimed to unite people from around the Commonwealth through a celebration of creativity and champion the culture sector of the West Midlands region.