Winston Smith lives in a world of absolute conformity, his every action is scrutinized by Big Brother. However, when Winston meets Julia he dares to rebel by falling in love.
Based on George Orwell's masterpiece and created by Guest Choreographer and former Royal Ballet dancer Jonathan Watkins, 1984 will change the way you think about ballet.
The brand new score from Tony-nominated Composer Alex Baranowski, who has recently worked with award-winning band The xx, is played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
Pushing the boundaries of contemporary ballet, 1984 won the dance award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards in June 2016.
This production contains short periods of flashing lights and images.
Running time 1 hour 50 minutes (approximately)
‘Slick moves’The Independent
‘crackles with theatrical energy’Mail on Sunday
‘...stunning, quality production of Orwell’s 1984’Manchester Evening News
Winner of The South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award 2016
‘...an ambitious, compelling and, ultimately, moving new ballet’The Telegraph
‘Northern Ballet's terrific new production’The Guardian
‘This is gripping storytelling’The Stage
‘A masterstroke of dance’Yorkshire Post
‘...emotional and sexually charged...'Sunday Mirror
‘an atmospheric and lavishly textured score’Sunday Times Culture
- Jonathan Watkins
- Alex Baranowski
- Set & Costume Designer
- Simon Daw
- Lighting Designer
- Chris Davey
- Video Designer
- Andrzej Goulding
- Ruth Little
Header image taken by Guy Farrow, production images taken by Emma Kauldhar.