Tell Tale Steps 2

Northern Ballet’s Choreographic Lab Tell Tale Steps is now in its second year. Join us for this informative and inspiring event where you will hear from a panel of leading arts professionals, and share with five emerging choreographers the results of their time in the lab.

"Northern Ballet's Choreographic Lab is an invaluable experience at any stage of your career. The wide ranging mentorship and tools on offer are thought provoking and challenging. It's a wonderful learning curve full of curiosity and investigation. This is a process driven Lab where the journey and not the outcome is the most important part."

Kenneth Tindall, Freelance Choreographer and Choreographic Lab alumnus

First, hear a panel of leading arts professionals discuss the delights and difficulties of creating narrative in dance. Then share with five emerging choreographers the results of their research into how to create a narrative through dance. Following a three week residency at Northern Ballet, the choreographers demonstrate, with dancers from the company, how they have investigated the building blocks of dance narrative, creating characters, a sense of place and drama.

The five selected choreographers have been supported in their research by David Nixon OBE, Artistic Director of Northern Ballet and mentors from Dance, Theatre, Film and Literature.

The choreographers are Lucia Solari, First Soloist at Northern Ballet; Morgann Runacre-Temple, Freelance Choreographer and Choreographer in Residence at Ballet Ireland, National Ballet of Ireland; Tobias Batley, Premier Dancer at Northern Ballet; Charlotte Edmonds, Freelance Choreographer; and Carlos Pons Guerra, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Denada Dance


The Choreographers

  • Lucia Solari
  • Morgann Runacre-Temple
  • Tobias Batley
  • Charlotte Edmonds
  • Carlos Pons Guerra

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