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Press 2018

The Times 
‘this one is a pretty impressive achievement…Eagling makes a good fist of a familiar enough narrative, which shifts from a Chelsea dance studio to the battlefield and back to London for an Armistice reunion. He is abetted by the contributions of a fine creative team, especially the set designer Nina Kobiashvili, and a spirited rendering of Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day played live by the English Concert, with stirring solo vocals from Fflur Wyn and Joshua Ellicott. The choreography for the principals and the ensemble is adept. As Rambert, the lithe Alessia Lugoboni is at her most expressive in duets partnered by the strapping Alexander Nuttall’s stalwart Dukes.’ Donald Hutera

The Stage
‘Bright and elegant, great assurance and maturity. Jenna Lee’s The Four Seasons captures all the lightness and drama of Vivaldi’s famous compositions… this is a bright and elegant work danced with precision.’ Rachel Elderkin

The FT
‘Slickly staged, eagerly danced’

Entertainment Focus
‘The exquisite ebb and flow of Alexander Nuttall and Alessia Lugoboni’s syncronised movements take us through the excitement, passion and pain of their love story as she sorrowfully waves him off to war at Waterloo station… Remembrance is a moving, fitting and reflective piece of theatre to honour 100 years since the end of World War One.’

Seeing Dance
‘Set and lighting were excellent. Nina Kobiashvili creates a stunning evocation of both the interiors and the theatre of war. Andrew Ellis’ lighting is used to full effect, subtle changes in the station projection creating the impression of those agonising farewells and reuniting of a century ago. 
The use of Handel’s Ode for St Cecelia’s Day is inspired… Handel provides the perfect lesson and solace for the war-weary hearts. So good to hear the live performance too.’

British Theatre Guide
‘A well-balanced double bill, an abstract ballet coupled with a narrative work, for NEBT young dancers to show their range. Only in its seventh season, NEBT is punching above its weight. It has come a long way since Karen Pilkington-Miksa founded it in 2011…My teenage escort comes away wanting to be more involved in dance—if that isn’t a result for NEBT… This world-weary reviewer is energised by his response. Isn’t it all about captivating and capturing the next generation?’ 

Theatre Weekly
5*
‘I highly recommend this double bill to all fans of neoclassic ballet and modern choreography, and I would say that it can be a great starting point for those who want to explore the modern dance culture and see one of the best examples of dancing performance. One abstract and one historical, two pieces work together at both emotional and intellectual level, making you feel, think and analyse the action on stage every single moment.’

Press 2017

Exeunt Magazine 

‘Bold and stylish, The Four Seasons is a work driven by its music (a re-composition by Max Richter) and in that lies its strength. The choreography is full and varied, shifting from full-cast to pas-de-deux to carefully designed group work. Lee exhibits a flair for structuring group sections, with some intricate patterning and shifting partnerships.’

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LondonTheatre1.com 

‘The most thrilling parts of the evening were the first and second movements of The Four Seasons, choreographed by Jenna Lee, where there was a freshness and flow to the choreography. The pas de deux in the Summer section were poised and tender indeed.’

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Press 2016

Quint-Essential – New English Ballet Theatre: Peacock Theatre, London, 9 November 2016

“It’s great to see that the standard of dancing is increasing year by year, especially regarding partnering. This year’s crop looked assured, confident and completely at home on the London stage.” Read the full article here.

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5-star Quint-Essential Five New Ballets at The Peacock Theatre

“5-star Quint-Essential Five New Ballets at The Peacock Theatre. The vibrancy of the London Arts scene is well illustrated by the success of the “New English Ballet Theatre”.” Read the full article here.

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Quint-Essentials: Five New Ballets – New English Ballet Theatre

“This evening was a rich menu of thoughtful and engaging choreography, very well performed by consistently excellent emerging dancers and musicians: fulfilling the company’s mission perfectly.” Read the full article here.

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Quint-Essential: Five New Ballets at The Peacock Theatre – Review

“What a gorgeous jewel box of a dance event is this. Five new ballets choreographed by five brilliant choreographers, describing stories and sensibility through movement, not found before. Everything about this show is very fine. From the production and lighting values. creating tone and atmosphere, to the live music and the nuanced dancing by the Continue reading

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What it really takes to be a professional ballet dancer in London

New English Ballet Theatre hold an open rehearsal for pupils at Lanterns School of the Performing Arts. Read the full article here.

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In the studio with New English Ballet Theatre

“Dancing in a programme that consists of a number of works, each created by a different choreographer, can be a challenging process. The dancers have to learn to switch between styles, to go from the grounded movements of contemporary to neoclassical and traditional ballet technique. “It’s hard,” dancer Riccardo Rodighiero admits, “but it’s interesting to Continue reading

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Dance writers dancing! A Quintessential ‘ballet boot camp

“SeeingDance editor David Mead spends a day with New English Ballet Theatre, looking ahead to their new Quintessential programme, and even learning a short section of one ballet. When the invitation dropped into the Inbox, it was impossible to turn down. Come along and join in with New English Ballet Theatre’s (NEBT) ‘ballet boot camp’ Continue reading

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The New English Ballet Theatre Takes Over the Peacock Theatre

“NEBT is uniquely defined in the world of competitive ballet: founded by its artistic director, the visionary Karen Pilkington-Miksa in 2011, NEBT has commissioned and produced 16 new ballets deploying the exciting talents of dancers, choreographers, musicians and designers.” Read the full article here.

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Feature: The female side

“Feminism and female empowerment are buzz words in the press at the minute, and we have noticed a definite change in the way our ballets are received because of this,” observes Karen Pilkington-Miksa, the company’s Founding and Artistic Director, when talking about her focus on female choreographers. “We are always striving to include and promote Continue reading

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Feature: The female side

“Feminism and female empowerment are buzz words in the press at the minute, and we have noticed a definite change in the way our ballets are received because of this,” observes Karen Pilkington-Miksa, the company’s Founding and Artistic Director, when talking about her focus on female choreographers. “We are always striving to include and promote Continue reading

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The New English Ballet Theatre Takes Over the Peacock Theatre

“NEBT is uniquely defined in the world of competitive ballet: founded by its artistic director, the visionary Karen Pilkington-Miksa in 2011, NEBT has commissioned and produced 16 new ballets deploying the exciting talents of dancers, choreographers, musicians and designers.” Read the full article here.

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Dance writers dancing! A Quintessential ‘ballet boot camp

“SeeingDance editor David Mead spends a day with New English Ballet Theatre, looking ahead to their new Quintessential programme, and even learning a short section of one ballet. When the invitation dropped into the Inbox, it was impossible to turn down. Come along and join in with New English Ballet Theatre’s (NEBT) ‘ballet boot camp’ Continue reading

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In the studio with New English Ballet Theatre

“Dancing in a programme that consists of a number of works, each created by a different choreographer, can be a challenging process. The dancers have to learn to switch between styles, to go from the grounded movements of contemporary to neoclassical and traditional ballet technique. “It’s hard,” dancer Riccardo Rodighiero admits, “but it’s interesting to Continue reading

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What it really takes to be a professional ballet dancer in London

New English Ballet Theatre hold an open rehearsal for pupils at Lanterns School of the Performing Arts. Read the full article here.

Posted in News 2016 | Leave a comment

Quint-Essential: Five New Ballets at The Peacock Theatre – Review

“What a gorgeous jewel box of a dance event is this. Five new ballets choreographed by five brilliant choreographers, describing stories and sensibility through movement, not found before. Everything about this show is very fine. From the production and lighting values. creating tone and atmosphere, to the live music and the nuanced dancing by the Continue reading

Posted in News 2016 | Leave a comment

Quint-Essentials: Five New Ballets – New English Ballet Theatre

“This evening was a rich menu of thoughtful and engaging choreography, very well performed by consistently excellent emerging dancers and musicians: fulfilling the company’s mission perfectly.” Read the full article here.

Posted in News 2016 | Leave a comment

5-star Quint-Essential Five New Ballets at The Peacock Theatre

“5-star Quint-Essential Five New Ballets at The Peacock Theatre. The vibrancy of the London Arts scene is well illustrated by the success of the “New English Ballet Theatre”.” Read the full article here.

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Quint-Essential – New English Ballet Theatre: Peacock Theatre, London, 9 November 2016

“It’s great to see that the standard of dancing is increasing year by year, especially regarding partnering. This year’s crop looked assured, confident and completely at home on the London stage.” Read the full article here.

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Press 2015

Philippa Newis – London Dance

“New English Ballet Theatre offers a unique platform for emerging dancers and choreographers to hone their craft and mature as performers in a professional setting. Watching the company for the first time, I’m sold on the vision and impressed with the breadth of creative opportunities that Artistic Director Karen Pilkington-Miksa is giving her young artists. Continue reading

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Debroah Weiss – Dance Europe

“Wonderfully constructed, the sequences are circular, undulating, scintillating in construction and exceptionally well executed. Chloé Lopes Gomes and Ivan Delgado del Rio led the rest of the cats of four couples with such authority it was hard to believe they were not already established principals. She has a sensuous allure, an ability to make her Continue reading

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Margaret Willis – Bachtrack

“NEBT may be a small and relatively new company — created in 2010 —but its young dancers show prodigious talent, displaying sound technical ability, musicality, inner passion, and outward joy of dancing.”

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Barbara Newman – Country Life

“Sustained only by live music, sensitive costuming and their creativity, these artists proved beyond doubt that choreography doesn’t need costly production values to succeed. In ways no other artform duplicates, it can effectively explore space, time and human experience all by itself.”

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Charlotte Kasner – Critical Dance

“Toca by Erico Montes is a tantalising pas de deux set to Villa-Lobos. Perfectly suited to the sultry July night, it sizzled with passion only to be extinguished like a flame between pinched fingers. At one point Paul Oliver faces the audience and Arinana Marchiori stands by his side facing backwards. A simple device that Continue reading

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Vikki Jane Vile – London Theatre 1

“Another enjoyable but brief highlight was Wundarra, a unique duet featuring classical choreography to aboriginal music. Alexandra Cameron-Martin has an infectious grin throughout and the music is so rhythmical the choreography seems to fit in effortlessly. It would have been nice to see this piece extended and developed a little more. This was the kind Continue reading

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Daniel Perks – A Younger Theatre

“This programme of work brings together showcase pieces of contemporary ballet in a variety of different styles and with different musical inspirations. In two hours the audience is exposed to the Russian romanticism of Mussorgsky, the Brazilian folk music of Heitor Villa-Lobos before rushing around the world to some traditional aboriginal compositions with the guttural Continue reading

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Daniel Perks – A Younger Theatre

“This programme of work brings together showcase pieces of contemporary ballet in a variety of different styles and with different musical inspirations. In two hours the audience is exposed to the Russian romanticism of Mussorgsky, the Brazilian folk music of Heitor Villa-Lobos before rushing around the world to some traditional aboriginal compositions with the guttural Continue reading

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Vikki Jane Vile – London Theatre 1

“Another enjoyable but brief highlight was Wundarra, a unique duet featuring classical choreography to aboriginal music. Alexandra Cameron-Martin has an infectious grin throughout and the music is so rhythmical the choreography seems to fit in effortlessly. It would have been nice to see this piece extended and developed a little more. This was the kind Continue reading

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Charlotte Kasner – Critical Dance

“Toca by Erico Montes is a tantalising pas de deux set to Villa-Lobos. Perfectly suited to the sultry July night, it sizzled with passion only to be extinguished like a flame between pinched fingers. At one point Paul Oliver faces the audience and Arinana Marchiori stands by his side facing backwards. A simple device that Continue reading

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Barbara Newman – Country Life

“Sustained only by live music, sensitive costuming and their creativity, these artists proved beyond doubt that choreography doesn’t need costly production values to succeed. In ways no other artform duplicates, it can effectively explore space, time and human experience all by itself.”

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Margaret Willis – Bachtrack

“NEBT may be a small and relatively new company — created in 2010 —but its young dancers show prodigious talent, displaying sound technical ability, musicality, inner passion, and outward joy of dancing.”

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Debroah Weiss – Dance Europe

“Wonderfully constructed, the sequences are circular, undulating, scintillating in construction and exceptionally well executed. Chloé Lopes Gomes and Ivan Delgado del Rio led the rest of the cats of four couples with such authority it was hard to believe they were not already established principals. She has a sensuous allure, an ability to make her Continue reading

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Philippa Newis – London Dance

“New English Ballet Theatre offers a unique platform for emerging dancers and choreographers to hone their craft and mature as performers in a professional setting. Watching the company for the first time, I’m sold on the vision and impressed with the breadth of creative opportunities that Artistic Director Karen Pilkington-Miksa is giving her young artists. Continue reading

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Press 2014

Sarah Frater – The Stage

“All five of the new works demonstrate the commitment of their dancers and choreographers.”

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Christina de Lucas – Bachtrack

“For its second season at the Peacock Theatre, NEBT has chosen a programme with five interesting works. With two of them performed to live music, admirably played by young gifted musicians, the pieces on the bill proved the founder of the company right. Daniela Cardim Fonteyne’s choreography for Tangents stresses the classic vocabulary in building Continue reading

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Judith Mackrell – Guardian

“Mad Women, Kristin McNally’s new work is funny, surprising and sharp in almost every detail…it elicits alert, intelligent performances from its cast. There’s so much to applaud about NEBT, a young company determined to present new choreography and to incorporate live music and original design.”

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Lynette Halewood – DanceTabs

“If you are keen on seeing new work, this is an attractive package of five pieces which is very well presented.”

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Louise Levene – Financial Times

“Kristin McNally’s larky, post-feminist romp, Mad Women, danced by five babes in watermelon Capri pants, made an excellent first-act closer.”

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Charlotte Kasner – Critical Dance

“(In Kreutzer Sonata) Hayley Blackburn portrayed vividly the dilemmas and hopeless situation of the wife trapped in an unhappy marriage, torn between her children and husband and her liking for a violinist…the ballet has more than a hint of Onegin about it, in look and in the way McNichol tackles the narrative with clarity, the Continue reading

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Graham Watts – Londondance

“It is essential to give credit and support to everything that NEBT stands for: perseverance, passion and providing opportunity. These are qualities possessed in spades by the company’s redoubtable founder and director, Karen Pilkington-Miksa, a former dancer who spotted a gap for a company to provide opportunities for emerging dancers, designers and choreographers and set Continue reading

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Brian Penn – Everything Theatre

“The auditorium of the Peacock Theatre is an impressive setting for New English Ballet Theatre’s five part programme combining visual art, music and dance…overall it was a highly competent, polished production. The NEBT deserves great credit for nurturing and promoting young talent.”

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Vera Liber – British Theatre Guide

“Founded by Karen Pilkington-Miksa with the intention of promoting young talent and preparing it for the competitive world by giving it more stage time, NEBT’s debut in 2012 garnered warm reviews. This is its equivalent of the second novel…will it deliver on its early promise? Deliver it does!”

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Vera Liber – British Theatre Guide

“Founded by Karen Pilkington-Miksa with the intention of promoting young talent and preparing it for the competitive world by giving it more stage time, NEBT’s debut in 2012 garnered warm reviews. This is its equivalent of the second novel…will it deliver on its early promise? Deliver it does!”

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Brian Penn – Everything Theatre

“The auditorium of the Peacock Theatre is an impressive setting for New English Ballet Theatre’s five part programme combining visual art, music and dance…overall it was a highly competent, polished production. The NEBT deserves great credit for nurturing and promoting young talent.”

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Graham Watts – Londondance

“It is essential to give credit and support to everything that NEBT stands for: perseverance, passion and providing opportunity. These are qualities possessed in spades by the company’s redoubtable founder and director, Karen Pilkington-Miksa, a former dancer who spotted a gap for a company to provide opportunities for emerging dancers, designers and choreographers and set Continue reading

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Charlotte Kasner – Critical Dance

“(In Kreutzer Sonata) Hayley Blackburn portrayed vividly the dilemmas and hopeless situation of the wife trapped in an unhappy marriage, torn between her children and husband and her liking for a violinist…the ballet has more than a hint of Onegin about it, in look and in the way McNichol tackles the narrative with clarity, the Continue reading

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Louise Levene – Financial Times

“Kristin McNally’s larky, post-feminist romp, Mad Women, danced by five babes in watermelon Capri pants, made an excellent first-act closer.”

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Lynette Halewood – DanceTabs

“If you are keen on seeing new work, this is an attractive package of five pieces which is very well presented.”

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Judith Mackrell – Guardian

“Mad Women, Kristin McNally’s new work is funny, surprising and sharp in almost every detail…it elicits alert, intelligent performances from its cast. There’s so much to applaud about NEBT, a young company determined to present new choreography and to incorporate live music and original design.”

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Christina de Lucas – Bachtrack

“For its second season at the Peacock Theatre, NEBT has chosen a programme with five interesting works. With two of them performed to live music, admirably played by young gifted musicians, the pieces on the bill proved the founder of the company right. Daniela Cardim Fonteyne’s choreography for Tangents stresses the classic vocabulary in building Continue reading

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Sarah Frater – The Stage

“All five of the new works demonstrate the commitment of their dancers and choreographers.”

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Press 2012

Edward Thorpe – Ham&High

“…the company contains a body of talented young artists technically equipped to cope with tremendous varied choreography…Lonesome Gun by Kristen McNally is a perfect example of movement, mood and music in artistic unity.  NEBT fulfils an important need, long may it continue.”

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Judith Mackrell – Guardian

“…outstanding, too, is Kristen McNally’s Lonesome Gun, a raunchy, occasionally piercing cowboy – girl ballet that manages to flaunt every lasso-twirling, gun-toting cliche while evoking the lonely emotional landscape within. Dance is a crowded marketplace, and if NEBT has a future, as I hope it does, it will be in the cherry-picking of new and Continue reading

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Sarah Frater – The Stage

“Given the limited opportunities available to classical dancers, any new ballet company is good news. Debuting in 2012, New English Ballet Theatre’s aim is to stage new works with art-grade designs and live music – ably provided by the Westminster Festival Orchestra. Founded by the dancer and teacher Karen Pilkington-Miksa, it boasts an impressive team Continue reading

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Jeffery Taylor – Sunday Express

“In today’s bankrupt financial atmosphere what a brave and brilliant adventure to find a ballet company encouraging young, untried dancers and designers.”

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Jonathan Gray – Dancing Times

“Jenna Lee’s Classical Symphony, a brisk, neo-classical work set to music by Prokofiev that included much fast dancing. It put both male and female dancers through their paces and Ryoko Yagyu took the leading role with flair.”

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Zoe Anderson – Independent

“Legends, a new duet by Michael Corder, is the strongest on this programme. Chiaki Korematsu and Iván Delgado del Rio dance a fluent, pretty pas de deux.  Corner gives them flowing steps with individual touches…the performance is smooth and spontaneous with bright footwork from Korematsu.”

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Laura Dodge – Londondance.com

“Performers showed an exceptional level of technique and potential throughout…New English Ballet Theatre has shown what a wealth of young talent we have in the UK and the company itself, as well as all of its emerging dancers and artists, are richly deserving of further opportunities to shine.”

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Liz Hoggard – Evening Standard

“Youth brings freshness; Rebecca Wilson’s Joy punks up Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik with Kentish farmers in micro-denim shorts while choreographer Wayne Eagling’s Resolution (created for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy sufferers, many of whom don’t live beyond 30) is heartbreaking when performed by lithe twentysomethings.”

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Graham Watts – DanceTabs.com

“With a couple of exceptions, the choreography was composed by the bright young things and all of it was broadly akin to seeing a promising choreographic workshop…Jenna Lee and George Williamson are prodigiously talented young dancemakers, coming from very different places in the neoclassical spectrum and there was an interesting mutuality in the pairing of Continue reading

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Graham Watts – DanceTabs.com

“With a couple of exceptions, the choreography was composed by the bright young things and all of it was broadly akin to seeing a promising choreographic workshop…Jenna Lee and George Williamson are prodigiously talented young dancemakers, coming from very different places in the neoclassical spectrum and there was an interesting mutuality in the pairing of Continue reading

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Liz Hoggard – Evening Standard

“Youth brings freshness; Rebecca Wilson’s Joy punks up Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik with Kentish farmers in micro-denim shorts while choreographer Wayne Eagling’s Resolution (created for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy sufferers, many of whom don’t live beyond 30) is heartbreaking when performed by lithe twentysomethings.”

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Laura Dodge – Londondance.com

“Performers showed an exceptional level of technique and potential throughout…New English Ballet Theatre has shown what a wealth of young talent we have in the UK and the company itself, as well as all of its emerging dancers and artists, are richly deserving of further opportunities to shine.”

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Zoe Anderson – Independent

“Legends, a new duet by Michael Corder, is the strongest on this programme. Chiaki Korematsu and Iván Delgado del Rio dance a fluent, pretty pas de deux.  Corner gives them flowing steps with individual touches…the performance is smooth and spontaneous with bright footwork from Korematsu.”

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Jonathan Gray – Dancing Times

“Jenna Lee’s Classical Symphony, a brisk, neo-classical work set to music by Prokofiev that included much fast dancing. It put both male and female dancers through their paces and Ryoko Yagyu took the leading role with flair.”

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Jeffery Taylor – Sunday Express

“In today’s bankrupt financial atmosphere what a brave and brilliant adventure to find a ballet company encouraging young, untried dancers and designers.”

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Sarah Frater – The Stage

“Given the limited opportunities available to classical dancers, any new ballet company is good news. Debuting in 2012, New English Ballet Theatre’s aim is to stage new works with art-grade designs and live music – ably provided by the Westminster Festival Orchestra. Founded by the dancer and teacher Karen Pilkington-Miksa, it boasts an impressive team Continue reading

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Judith Mackrell – Guardian

“…outstanding, too, is Kristen McNally’s Lonesome Gun, a raunchy, occasionally piercing cowboy – girl ballet that manages to flaunt every lasso-twirling, gun-toting cliche while evoking the lonely emotional landscape within. Dance is a crowded marketplace, and if NEBT has a future, as I hope it does, it will be in the cherry-picking of new and Continue reading

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Edward Thorpe – Ham&High

“…the company contains a body of talented young artists technically equipped to cope with tremendous varied choreography…Lonesome Gun by Kristen McNally is a perfect example of movement, mood and music in artistic unity.  NEBT fulfils an important need, long may it continue.”

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