News and features
14 March 2014
Mixed programme for May 2014 includes ballet by rising British star Kenneth Tindall set to the music of Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds and Hans Zimmer.
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: Hans van Manen's Concertante, Lar Lubovitch's Concerto Six Twenty-Two and Kenneth Tindall's Luminous Junc•ture.
Tindall is a premiere dancer with Northern Ballet and is increasingly acclaimed for his choreography. Luminous Junc•ture, his second choreographic commission for Northern Ballet, was praised by Dance Europe as 'outstanding'. Tindall assimilates a wide range of styles to create a new dance vocabulary of powerful physicality.
Van Manen's coolly erotic Concertante is one of his masterpieces. The warped, bittersweet soundworld of Frank Martin's Petite symphonie concertante is the inspiration for this potent work, in which a world of highly-charged beauty is held in every look.
Lubovitch created his Concerto Six Twenty-Two in 1986, and it has become one of the American choreographer's best loved works. Set to Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, it's a lyrical and playful work with an enchanting use of male pas de deux.