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Our spring 2021 Digital Season features new short dance films from Kenneth Tindall and Olivier Award winner Mthuthuzeli November. Victoria, our Sky Arts South Bank Award-winning ballet by Cathy Marston will be available for 30 days. 

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States of Mind (excerpt)

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Dancer Lorenzo Trossello sits on the floor supporting dancer Minju Kang in ballet position.

Inspired by a collection of thoughts, feelings and news headlines from lockdown, Kenneth Tindall’s States of Mind is an abstract response to a selection of experiences from the events of 2020. Available as part of the BBC and Sadler’s Wells’ Dancing Nation, the film of this striking stage work was captured during its première as part of Northern Ballet’s first and only post-lockdown live performances at Leeds Playhouse in October 2020.

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Northern Lights (Première)

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Antoinette Brooks-Daw and Joseph Taylor in Northern Lights. Photo Emily Nuttall

The second collaboration of Kenneth Tindall and filmmaker Dan Lowenstein, Northern Lights injects the beauty and art of ballet into the streets of Leeds. Converting the city’s walls and landscapes into an imaginative playground painted by movement and creativity, the artists’ longing to perform and connect resiliently shines through.

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19 February - 20 March
Dancers perform Victoria on stage

Winner of the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Dance, Cathy Marston’s Victoria is a glimpse into the life of Queen Victoria whose diaries revealed a story so fascinating that her daughter Beatrice tried to rewrite history. Previously released in cinemas and on BBC Four, this full-length award-winning ballet is captured splendidly for the screen in partnership with The Space and is available for free on-demand.

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Have Your Cake (Première)

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Kevin Poeung in Have Your Cake

Partly inspired by the nation’s enthusiasm for baking banana bread during lockdown, Kenneth Tindall’s Have Your Cake is a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek short film exploring the playfulness of a group of friends making the best of it. Friendship, love and togetherness shines bright on the darkest days.

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What Used To, No Longer Is (Première)

19 March

Olivier award-winning Ballet Black artist Mthuthuzeli November makes his choreographic debut with Northern Ballet with What Used To, No Longer Is. Choreographed and created entirely remotely in a Northern Ballet first, this new work explores the evolution of life, the passing of time and the human response to the beauty of an ever-growing life, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

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Photos Emily Nuttall and Emma Kauldhar.

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