Season 2016

Quint-Essential, Five New Ballets

Awe-inspiring music and breathtaking choreography, five world-class ballets that enchanted, intrigued and inspired audiences new and old, leading them on an emotional journey of discovery.

9 – 12 Nov 2016 at Peacock Theatre, London  View Full Programme Here

  

Images for Land of Nod and Strangers by Dave Morgan

Land of Nod

Award-winning Royal Ballet Soloist, Marcelino Sambé’s new piece set to music by Nathan Halpern and Yann Tiersen leads the audience into a surrealistic dream in the land of the subconscious.

Strangers

George Williamson examines the concept of ‘foreignness’ to Brahms Piano Sonata in E Minor Opus 38 First Movement played live by renowned pianist Anne Lovett and cellist Anna Menzies.

 

Images of Moonshine by Kirsten McNally and Enticement’s Lure by John Ross

Moonshine

Choreographer, Kristen McNally depicts, with her usual wit, the concept of the ‘pilgrimage’ – a person’s journey or search for moral or spiritual significance, set to the music from the original film score of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Enticement’s Lure

Valentino Zucchetti’s new ballet, set to Rachmaninoff’s Trio Elegiaque No. 1 in G Minor, explores how ‘temptation’ and ‘desire’ impact on the relationships of two couples.

Vertex

Daniela Cardim’s piece, heavily influenced by music from her native Brazil and set to Camargo Guarnieri’s String Quartet No. 2, examines the dynamic and the intention of movement in response to the music and to the mesmerising drawings of renowned Royal Academy of Arts sculptor, Ann Christopher.


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Creatives:

Land of Nod

Choreographer: Marcelino Sambé
Music: Nathan Halpern and Yann Tiersen
Design: April Dalton
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis
Duration: 12 minutes

This piece was sponsored by the Cockayne Foundation Grants for the Arts.


Strangers

Choreographer: George Williamson
Music: Brahms – Cello and Piano Sonata in E Minor Opus 38 First Movement played live by renowned pianist Anne Lovett and cellist Anna Menzies.
Librettist: Adam Peck
Design: Louie Whitemore
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis
Duration: 17 minutes


Moonshine

Choreographer: Kristen McNally
Music: Alexandre Desplate – The Grand Budapest Hotel – Original Film Score medley
Design: Kristen McNally
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis
Duration: 10 minutes


Enticement’s Lure

Choreographer: Valentino Zucchetti
Music: Rachmaninov – Trio Elegiaque No. 1 in G Minor played live by three musicians
Design: Ilaria Martello
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis, Theo Sanders
Duration: 16 minutes

This ballet was generously supported by the Richard Cunis Syndicate and The Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust.


Vertex

Choreographer: Daniela Cardim
Music: Camargo Guarnieri – String Quartet No. 2 played live by the Guildas Quartet
Design: April Dalton
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis
Duration: 16 minutes


Company Manager & Ballet Mistress, Daniela Cardim
Ballet Mistress, Jessica Edgley
Production Liaison & Guest Teacher, Matz Skoog
Director of Development, Fern Potter
Company Administrator, Francesca Roberts
Development Co-ordinator, Denise Kaplan


Performed November 9, 11, 12  Sadler’s Wells, Peacock Theatre