In light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and the necessary precautions we are all taking as a result, NEBT are saddened to announce the postponement of our Love Games performances and tour to 2021.
Please read our full programming update here and scroll down for more information about Love Games.
We are very fortunate that we have been able to offer continous support to our 2020 company of dancers despite the pandemic, thanks to generous donations to our Artists’ Relief Fund. Whilst in lockdown, the dancers created the video Lockdown into Light together and are currently working on a series of short, playlist-style videos, called Dancer’s Playlist, which you can watch on our YouTube channel.
See below Head in the Clouds by Anette Antal.
Our new programme, Love Games, is an inspiring evening of five different works with music reaching from classical to electronic partially performed live.
We were especially excited about having been invited to perform in The Royal Ballet’s Next Generation Festival (previously named the Young Talent Festival).
Our 2020 tour was scheduled to visit the following venues:
- Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
- Thameside Theatre, Grays
- Linbury Theatre, Next Generation Festival
- Cheltenham Music Festival, Parabola Performing Arts Centre
About the show:
Life is a relationship game. Sometimes there are many other players, sometimes only one, and sometimes you’re on your own. Daniela Cardim’s Vertex, premiered by NEBT in 2016 to critical acclaim, is a spirited, dynamic response to Camargo Guarnieri’s music and the mesmerising drawings of Ann Christopher RA.
The shifting patterns and pairings of Ruth Brill’s Domino suggest a game of human dominoes. As they explore personal connections, the dancers’ different qualities shine through.
Rosamunde by Morgann Runacre-Temple is set to a modern arrangement of Schubert’s ‘Rosamunde Quartet’ by composer Tom Lane, playing with ideas of revealing and concealing.
Peter Leung’s All in passing explores the way relationships shift and morph as time passes, intertwined with an atmospheric electronic score by composer Nicholas Robert Thayer.
Unbridled Blood by Érico Montes is a playful response to Beethoven’s famous ‘Moonlight Sonata’, was to be performed at Cheltenham Music Festival only in celebration of the composer’s 250th anniversary.
Choreography: Wayne Eagling
Music: Claude Debussy
Costume Design: Wizzy Shawyer
Choreography: Daniela Cardim
Music: Camargo Guarnieri
Designs: April Dalton
Projected drawing by Ann Christopher RA
Choreography: Ruth Brill
Music: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Choreography: Morgann Runacre-Temple
Music: composition and arrangement by Tom Lane; excerpts from Franz Schubert
All in passing
Choreography: Peter Leung
Music: Nicholas Robert Thayer
Choreography: Érico Montes
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven