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News and features
7 March 2014
A look at the touring offerings of companies who've performed - or are soon to perform - at the Royal Opera House.
Northern Ballet are renowned for the sophisticated narrative interpretation they bring to all their repertory. They present a richly varied programme of short works that includes pieces from both exciting homegrown talent and established European masters.
Kenneth Tindall is a premiere dancer with Northern Ballet and is increasingly acclaimed for his choreography. He presents his second choreographic commission for the company, Luminous Junc•ture, praised by Dance Europe as 'outstanding'. Tindall assimilates a wide range of styles to create a new dance vocabulary of powerful physicality.
Hans van Manen's coolly erotic Concertante brings the bill to a close. The warped, bittersweet soundworld of Frank Martin's Petite symphonie concertante is the inspiration for Van Manen's potent work, in which a world of highly-charged beauty is held in every look.