One week to go: Northern Ballet premieres three new dance works in Leeds

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Made in Leeds: Three Short Ballets

Northern Ballet premieres three new dance works at Leeds Playhouse

Pictured: Minju Kang and Jonathan Hanks in rehearsals for Nostalgia, photo George Liang.

Next Saturday Northern Ballet will open their autumn season with the World Première of three exhilarating new dance pieces in Made in Leeds: Three Short Ballets at Leeds Playhouse.

Yorkshire audiences will be the first to see exciting new works from award-winning choreographers Mthuthuzeli NovemberStina Quagebeur and Dickson Mbi, performed by Northern Ballet’s world-class dancers. Made in Leeds: Three Short Ballets will première at Leeds Playhouse from the 10-17 September before moving onto London’s Linbury Theatre from the 1-3 November.

Olivier award-winning Mthuthuzeli November’s Wailers is described as 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.

Stina Quagebeur, Associate Choreographer with English National Ballet, will present Nostalgia, an exploration of that familiar state of longing, poignancy and piercing joy, the quiet force that transforms our pain and connects us together.

Following the release of a short film of the same title, world-renowned hip hop dancer and choreographer Dickson Mbi will reimagine Ma Vie on stage, exploring Giacomo Casanova’s thirst for love, his complex relationship with the church and his eventual downfall.

Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director Federico Bonelli said:

“We’re delighted to be premiering Made in Leeds: Three Short Ballets in Leeds this autumn.

It is my passion to work with a wide range of creative talent and to allow our dancers to expand their horizons. Dickson Mbi, Stina Quagebeur and Mthuthuzeli November are all exceptionally talented choreographers with unique voices and perspectives which bring a wonderful quality to this programme.

It is also a great source of pride that this world-class trio of works has been created, rehearsed and brought to life in our home town of Leeds. I can’t wait for you to see how our dancers shine in these new pieces.”

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