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Two female dancers reach out to a cracked wall

Made in Leeds: Wailers

Wailers is a work that gives thanks to life.

To its struggles, beauty and its people. Those with us and no longer with us. It is a prayer for guidance.

Choreographer Mthuthuzeli November won the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production in 2020 for his creation Ingoma with Ballet Black. In 2021 he made the short film What Used To, No Longer Is for Northern Ballet.

Watch his new work Wailers exclusively in Leeds and London this autumn as part of our mixed programme Made in Leeds: Three Short Ballets.

Four dancers are around a fifth standing, arms outstretched, en pointe, and head back
Two female dancers reach out to a cracked wall
Two dancer close, rest their foreheads against each other while looking down
One dancer embraces another for comfort while others reach out in support
Dancer in dark vest reaches up and looks to the sky
Dancers stands one arm raised and following that line with their gaze.
Dancer stands in front of a dry, cracked wall
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Photos by George Liang and Mthuthuzeli November.