New English Ballet Theatre Presents Five World Premieres
JULY 2nd - JULY 5th London, Peacock Theatre at 7.30pm
Press night: July 2nd at the Peacock Theatre at 7.30pm
JULY 9th - JULY 10th Lanterns Studio Theatre, Canary Wharf, London E14
NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE come to London. 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.
The five world premieres
1. 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).
2. 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).
3. 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.
4. Mad Women 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'.
5.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
(Photo of Joshua Barwick and Mercedes Schindler in 'Kreutzer Sonata' photo by Hugo Glendinning)