The Kingdom of Back / Mamela / The Shape of Sound

57 November 2019
Linbury Theatre
Ballet and dance
These works are performed together:
  • The Kingdom of Back
  • The Shape of Sound
  • Mamela ...

Northern Ballet demonstrates its range and skill on the Linbury Theatre stage in a fascinating mixed programme. The Kingdom of Back is Morgann Runacre-Temple’s funny, moving and intimate portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sister, Nannerl, herself so talented yet forced into her brother’s shadow. Mlindi Kulashe’s choreographic debut work Mamela... (from his native Xhosa language’s word for ‘listen’) is haunting in its exploration of themes of imprisonment and escape. The programme is completed by Kenneth Tindall’s The Shape of Sound, a beautiful response to the emotions evoked by the changing seasons, mirrored in Max Richter’s recomposition of Vivaldi’s classic Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons).

The Kingdom of Back

ChoreographyMorgann Runacre-Temple

Lighting designerAlastair West

Original musicFrank Moon

Costume designerKimie Nakano

The Shape of Sound

ChoreographyMlindi Kulashe

MusicMax Richter after Antonio Vivaldi

Lighting designerAlastair West

Costume designerKimie Nakano

Co-lighting designerKenneth Tindall

Mamela ...

ChoreographyMlindi Kulashe

MusicJack Edmonds

Lighting designerAlastair West

Costume designerKimie Nakano

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