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KREUTZER SONATA and an evening of new ballets

NEBT in Valentino Zucchetti’s ‘ORBITAL MOTION’
NEBT in Valentino Zucchetti’s ‘ORBITAL MOTION’ photo by Dave Morgan

NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE is to bring its popular programme of five outstanding new ballets – which premiered at the Peacock Theatre in 2014 – to the Cheltenham Music Festival, Richmond and High Wycombe this July. THE KREUTZER SONATA and OTHER WORKS features five works by individual choreographers performed by 14 dancers. Music for two of the pieces will be performed live onstage.

NEBT founder and Artistic Director Karen Pilkington-Miksa: “The pieces in our summer programme have been made by five distinctive choreographic voices. I’m delighted to be working with these fast rising young people and to have dancing for NEBT a stunning cast of dancers. It’s been my dream for a long time to create opportunities for new professionals to practise their craft and I’m thrilled to be working with extremely creative dancers, choreographers, musicians, and designers.”

JULY 5TH Cheltenham Music Festival, Everyman Theatre

JULY 7th Richmond Theatre

JULY 9TH High Wycombe, Swan Theatre

JULY 17TH 18TH Rambert Studios – NEBT Outreach Performance
Four ballets and four works in progress

JULY 22nd Canary Wharf Summer Sessions at Canada Square Park
Toca, Orbital Motion, Tangents, plus new pas de deux, Mad Women

TANGENTS – choreographed and designed by former Dutch National Ballet dancer Daniela Cardim Fonteyne is a series of dances by three couples to a selection of numbers from Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition performed by pianist Anne Lovett.

ORBITAL MOTION – choreographed by Valentino Zucchetti, Soloist at the Royal Ballet to Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1. The design is by NEBT founder and AD Karen Pilkington-Miksa with Zucchetti and Emma Bailey, winner of the Linbury Prize for Stage design 2011.

TOCA – choreography and design by Brazilian dancer Erico Montes, First Artist at the Royal Ballet. Toca is a duet and set to music by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1857-1959).

MAD WOMEN – choreographed and designed by Kristen McNally, Soloist at the Royal Ballet. McNally choreographed one of NEBT’s big hits of their 2012 debut season, ‘Lonesome Gun’.

KREUTZER SONATA – choreographed by Andrew McNicol based on Tolstoy’s novella The Kreutzer Sonata. This moving and tragic ballet features Gilbas Quartet performing Janáček’s String Quartet No. 1 and British violinist Andrew Harvey and the French pianist and composer Anne Lovett performing the 1st movement of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9. Kreutzer Sonata forms the second half of the evening.

Friday 15th May 2015


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