This September, Northern Ballet will present a trio of works from three of the most exciting new choreographers in the UK today – and you could be there.
Northern Ballet is famed for its narrative ballets, but this September they’re doing something completely different, a mixed programme that brings together three of the best new choreographers of our generation. It’s the perfect introduction to ballet, as they tell untold stories, tackle hard-hitting topics and embrace dance in its most beautiful abstract form. Now, how would you like to see it? Because we’re giving away two tickets with dinner at Kendells Bistro…
See three original ballets in one night
Last year, Kenneth Tindall made his Northern Ballet debut with his sensational production of Casanova, and now he’s back in Leeds to headline their mixed programme. He’s created a pure dance piece, an abstract work that brings Max Richter’s reimagined Four Seasons to life. It builds on Tindall’s classical training, but he’s never been afraid to experiment, so expect injections of contemporary style as he takes you from the depths of despair to the hope of spring.
Tindall is in good company. Morgann Runacre-Temple was the choreographer in residence at Ballet Ireland for six years. While she was there, she created five full-length ballets, and now she’s going to tell the funny, irreverent and sometimes shocking story of Nannerl Mozart, Wolfgang’s elder sister. Frank Moon’s incredible score stitches together Mozart’s classics and music from the era to soundtrack the life of a woman who was complex, passionate and incredibly talented.
In contrast, Mlindi Kulashe will be making his choreographic debut with a piece inspired by his own experiences. He was born and raised in Cape Town, where he trained to be a dancer, before moving to the UK, and his first foray into choreography will explore his frustrations with the categorisations enforced by society. Be it race, gender or sexuality, this abstract piece will invite you to find your own narrative on an issue that is prevalent in modern life. Expect a tense exploration of the conflict between head and heart.
You can see all this in one night at Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme, and if you’re our lucky winner, you can do it all for free with two tickets on us. Hell, you’ll even get a glass of prosecco each at the interval.
Grab dinner at Kendells before the show
Not only will you bag two tickets to the show on Friday 14th September 2018, but we’ll also throw in a 3-course dinner at one of the city’s most romantic restaurants. Kendell’s Bistro is utterly unique – the menu is written on a blackboard and you can read it by candlelight with the binoculars on your table before tucking into classic dishes like Boeuf Bourguignonne, Saumon en Croûte and Confit de Canard. Dinner comes with half a bottle of wine each, so they’ve got everything covered.
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