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Ballet Black: Double Bill – The Lowry
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Ballet Black: Double Bill – The Lowry

Dance is often referred to as the performing art that provides a form of communication when words are no longer enough. However, this double bill from Ballet Black is performed to a soundtrack of poetry, spoken word performance, and songs with lyrics. Initially, this took a little getting used to; I am not used to ballet being performed to this kind of soundscape and, if I’m honest, I did find it difficult at the start to decide what to focus on: the meaning of the words or the movement... However, when I relaxed and watched these two pieces as a whole, they really were extremely impressive. The words and the choreography, at times underscored by music, ebbed and flowed and became beautifully complementary. Despite the company comprising only eight dancers, they had such a great presen...
Northern Ballet announce new digital season
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Northern Ballet announce new digital season

Northern Ballet is launching a new dance digital season that includes What Used To, No Longer Is, an original dance film by Olivier Award-winning Mthuthuzeli November. The Leeds based company will also première two more original films, Northern Lights and Have Your Cake, both by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director of Digital and Choreographer in Residence Kenneth Tindall. The season also includes Cathy Marston’s hit version of Victoria, which will be released on-demand, and as an added extra there’s an excerpt of Kenneth Tindall’s States of Mind, part of the BBC and Sadler’s Wells’ Dancing Nation. “Northern Ballet has turned a challenging situation into an incredibly creative and inspired time,” says Kenneth Tindall. “While we have not been to hold live performances due to Co...