2024 Season

We are proud to present our 2024 season, featuring seven ballets choreographed by Matthew Ball, Daniela Cardim, Ashley Dean, Wayne Eagling, Kristen McNally and Valentino Zucchetti to music by Claudio Monteverdi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Richter and Genesis.

From left: Matthew Ball, Daniela Cardim, Ashley Dean, Wayne Eagling, Kristen McNally and Valentino Zucchetti

Performance Schedule

Genesis Rock Ballet
Wed 12th June, 6.45pm
Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre, RAD
Special event by invitation only.

Triple Bill: Acts of Exaltation | Baroque Encounters | Nocturne
Thu 13th June, 7.30pm
Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre, RAD
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Next Generation Festival
Sat 15th June, 7pm & Sun 16th June, 2pm
Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
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Melissa Hamilton’s Grand Ballet Gala
Sat 26th Oct, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun 27th Oct, 3pm
Grand Opera House Belfast
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Next Generation Festival

Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, London
Sat 15th June, 7pm
Sun 16th June, 2pm
Choreography by Matthew Ball and Daniela Cardim

We are delighted to be returning to the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House in June after successfully premiering our programme of female choreographers, Into the Spotlight, at the Next Generation Festival 2022.

This year, we are performing two contemporary ballets in a mixed programme with Norwegian National Ballet 2.

Royal Ballet Principal Matthew Ball will premiere his first ensemble piece, Acts of Exaltation for seven dancers, set to several sacral and secular works by Baroque master, Claudio Monteverdi.

The second piece of the evening will be Daniela Cardim’s playful group work Baroque Encounters, set to two pieces for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach.

NEBT in 'Baroque Encounters' by Daniela Cardim. Photo by Ash
NEBT in 'Baroque Encounters' by Daniela Cardim. Photo by Ash

Acts of Exaltation is generously supported by Bonnie Robinson and an anonymous donor.

…the company look in fine fettle, maybe as good as I’ve ever seen them. It was an evening of varying colours, from emotionally intense and thoughtful to fizzing like the best English sparkling wine…
David Mead on Into the Spotlight 2022 (Seeing Dance)

Genesis Rock Ballet

Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre, Royal Academy of Dance
Wed 12th June, 6.45pm | Private event
Choreography by Matthew Ball, Wayne Eagling, Kristen McNally and Valentino Zucchetti

We are looking forward to returning to the Royal Academy of Dance’s beautiful Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre with two different programmes.

The first programme is choreographed entirely by current and former members of the Royal Ballet. A preview of Matthew Ball’s new group work Acts of Exaltation to Monteverdi will be complemented by four songs from our Genesis Dance Project.

Genesis Dance Project - Watcher of the Skies, chor. Wayne Eagling. Photo (c) Andrej Uspenski
Watcher of the Skies, chor. Wayne Eagling. Photo: Andrej Uspenski

Created with the band’s generous permission, they span the band’s early ‘prog rock’ era to the later pop hits penned by Phil Collins: Watcher of the Skies by Wayne Eagling, Invisible Touch and I Can’t Dance by Kristen McNally and Firth of Fifth by Valentino Zucchetti.

Special event by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please contact us at info@nebt.co.uk.

Triple Bill: Acts of Exaltation | Baroque Encounters | Nocturne

Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre, Royal Academy of Dance
Thu 13th June, 7.30pm
Tickets: £25 | £60
Choreography by Matthew Ball and Daniela Cardim

Our second programme at the Royal Academy of Dance features Daniela Cardim’s playful group work, Baroque Encounters, which premiered last year to great acclaim at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio.

The programme also features a premiere preview performance of Royal Ballet Principal Star Matthew Ball’s first group work, Acts of Exaltation, set to Monteverdi, and Daniela Cardim’s dramatic pas-de-deux Nocturne

Cardim … chose beautiful harpsichord music by Bach and her choreography for seven dancers was rich in imagery and musicality and elegantly layered with exquisite transitions.”
Graham Watts  (Bachtrack)

'Baroque Encounters' by Daniela Cardim. Photo by ASH
'Baroque Encounters' by Daniela Cardim. Photo by ASH

Melissa Hamilton’s Grand Ballet Gala

Grand Opera House Belfast
Sat 26th Oct, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun 27th Oct, 3pm
Tickets: £55 – £36.50

Finally, we are thrilled to announce that we have been invited by our Patron Melissa Hamilton, First Soloist of the Royal Ballet, to perform at her Grand Ballet Gala at the Grand Opera House in Belfast alongside Melissa and established and rising stars of the international ballet and dance world.

The programme will be showcasing excerpts from much-loved ballet classics combined with innovative modern contemporary works.

Melissa Hamilton's Grand Ballet Gala
Melissa Hamilton's Grand Ballet Gala. Photo by Andrej Uspenski
NEBT would like to thank the Cockayne Grants for the Arts, the Foyle Foundation, the Kathleen Hannay Memorial Charity, the London Ballet Circle, Maecenas, the Maria Bjornson Memorial Fund, Richard and Jennie Cunis, and the Worshipful Company of the Mercers for their generous support of our 2024 Season.
 

2024 Season – All Works

Embers

Choreography: Ashley Dean 
Music: Max Richter
Costume Design: Ashley Dean
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis

Acts of Exaltation

Choreography: Matthew Ball
Music: Claudio Monteverdi
Costume Design: Elin Steele
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis

Baroque Encounters

Choreography: Daniela Cardim
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Costume Design: April Dalton
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis

Watcher of the Skies

Choreography: Wayne Eagling
Music: Genesis
Costume Design: Nina Kobiashvili
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis

I Can’t Dance

Choreography: Kristen McNally
Music: Genesis
Costume Design: Nina Kobiashvili
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis

Invisible Touch

Choreography: Kristen McNally
Music: Genesis
Costume Design: Nina Kobiashvili
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis

Firth of Fifth

Choreography: Valentino Zucchetti
Music: Genesis
Costume Design: Nina Kobiashvili
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis