Northern Ballet dancer turned choreographer Kenneth Tindall will be debuting a new work at the the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris in on 31 January, to launch a retrospective of the work of contemporary artist Linder Sterling.
The short ballet has been created to form part of a new, dynamic performance work entitled The Ultimate Form – a fusion of dance, music, fashion, art, sculpture and landscape. This collaboration with artist Linder Sterling, British fashion designer Pam Hogg, (who is designing for dance and for men for the first time), is performed by Northern Ballet dancers to a musical score by Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum.
The Ultimate Form is a celebration of the work of Barbara Hepworth and will have its world premiere at The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire on Saturday 11 May 2013. The performance is part of the forthcoming Spring 2013 exhibitions at the gallery. From 16 February until 12 May 2013 The Hepworth Wakefield presents three exhibitions by artists Alice Channer, Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Linder. Each artist has engaged with and referred to the legacy of Barbara Hepworth as part of the process of making new works for their exhibitions at the gallery. Light-boxes, collage, sculptures made from everyday objects and ambitious installations are just some of the diverse practices employed to explore various representations of the human body.
Kenneth Tindall created his first choreography, Project #1, in 2011 for a choreographic workshop which saw dancers from both Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre turn their hands to dance making. Kenneth’s piece went on to win the Bundesjungendballett Production Prize at the 26th Choreography Competition in Hanover in 2012.
Kenneth will be creating another new work for Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme to be performed at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in the Company’s Leeds home in June and will be working on new piece for Ballet Central’s 2013 tour.
Linder Sterling (b. 1954, Liverpool, UK) has been working with the principles of collage for over three decades: from her two-dimensional work on the late 1970s iconic Buzzcocks posters and record sleeves, to more recent collages presented in light-boxes.
Please note all costumes in these pictures are prototype in nature and not necessarily representative of the final work.