New English Ballet Theatre to Present TRYST: DEVOTION AND BETRAYAL, Begins Today
New English Ballet Theatre, founded by its Artistic Director Karen Pilkington-Miksa, made its successful debut at the Peacock Theatre in 2012. A highly profile performance at the ROH Linbury Theatre followed in October 2013 and this July sees the company return to the Peacock with an ambitious, exciting programme of five world premieres by the cream of the UK's emerging choreographic talent. With five performances at the Peacock Theatre and two at Canary Wharf's hidden gem of a theatre, Lanterns Studio Theatre, NEBT will present Tryst: Devotion and Betrayal, a varied and compelling evening performed by NEBT dancers and guest musicians with sets and costumes by rising designers.
Information on each of the world premieres follows:
Tangents, choreographed and designed by the former Dutch National Ballet dancer Daniela Cardim Fonteyne will be accompanied by pianist Viktor Sugeng performing movements from Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (composed for solo piano in 1874).
Toca, with choreography and design by Brazilian dancer Erico Montes, First Artist/Royal Ballet, is set to music by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1857-1959).
Orbital Motion, choreographed by Valentino Zucchetti, Soloist/Royal Ballet featuring American composer Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1; the design is by NEBT founder and Artistic Director Karen Pilkington-Miksa with Zucchetti and Emma Bailey, winner of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2011.
Suck It and See is choreographed and designed by Kristen McNally, Soloist/Royal Ballet and choreographer of one of NEBT's big hits of the 2012 season, 'Lonesome Gun'.
The evening concludes with a newly commissioned work by rising choreographer, Andrew McNicol, (recent commissions - Royal Ballet of Flanders and 2012 London Olympics) based on Tolstoy's novella The Kreutzer Sonata. This moving and tragic ballet features the Sacconi Quartet - founded in 2001 by four graduates of the Royal College of Music - performing Janá?ek'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.
Karen Pilkington-Miksa says, ""I'm thrilled to announce this year's truly exciting, innovative programme which we've named Tryst: Devotion and Betrayal to illustrate the range of excellent work in the 2014 NEBT programme at the Peacock and Lanterns Studio Theatre.