Mixed Programme 2015
In London and Leeds the programme features Perpetuum Mobile, Little Monsters, A Northern Trilogy and The Architect. In London the programme also features Angels in the Architecture, in Leeds it is completed by Fatal Kiss.
Christopher Hampson’s Perpetuum Mobile is set to Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major. Hampson is currently the Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet and first created this dynamic piece for English National Ballet.
Argentinean choreographer Demis Volpi's Little Monsters is set to the wonderful music of Elvis Presley. This pas de deux, originally created for dancers of the Stuttgart Ballet where Volpi is Resident Choreographer, won the Erik Bruhn Choreographic Prize in 2011.
Following its well-received première in 2014, Kenneth Tindall’s The Architect, based on the story of Adam and Eve, will return Leeds and make its London debut. Premier Dancer with Northern Ballet and choreographic star Tindall received a nomination in the category of Best Young Choreographer at the 2014 Taglioni European Ballet Awards and has created work alongside Nick Mauss at Frieze London.
Jonathan Watkins, choreographer of Northern Ballet’s 1984 (World Première September 2015) has created A Northern Trilogy – inspired by and featuring Stanley Holloway monologues.
Created by the Company’s Ballet Master Daniel de Andrade Fatal Kiss (Leeds only) is a passionate and dramatic tango set to music by Astor Piazzola, created especially for Northern Ballet’s 45th Anniversary Gala.
Internationally acclaimed choreographer Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture (London only), is set to Aaron Copeland’s famous Appalachian Spring and is inspired by the life and beliefs of the Shaker people.
Don't miss an awe-inspiring evening of ballet from ‘the best dance actors in the world’ (Dance Europe).