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Stage Editorial

northernballet19.jpg Northern Ballet in the pink

You may think you’ve got a handle on Northern Ballet from their annual appearance at the Theatre Royal, but when they make their debut at Northern Stage in April you’re going to see a whole new side to the esteemed company.

Northern Ballet leave the Theatre Royal each year on the back of roaring ovations for their narrative ballets. But the triple bill they’re bringing to Northern Stage in April  - from some of the UK’s most exciting choreographers - will see them pulling some very different rabbits out of some very different hats.

These will include The Kingdom of Back (pictured), Morgann Runacre-Temple’s first creation for Northern Ballet, which presents an intimate portrait of Nanneri Mozart, Wolfgang’s older sister, and a musical genius in her own right. Mlindi Kulashe’s Mamela is a thought-provoking piece encompassing the feeling of being trapped in the unknown and explores themes of frustration, escapism and imprisonment. Finally,The Shape of Sound, by the critically acclaimed Kenneth Tindal, is an abstract piece inspired by the seasons and will be performed to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as reimagined by Max Richter. Brace yourself for exhilarations.

Northern Ballet at Northern Stage, Tuesday 16-Thursday 18 April, Northern Stage, Newcastle, 7.30pm, from £10. northernstage.co.uk