The Four Seasons and Other Modern Ballets 2017

A tour of three new ballets created especially for New English Ballet Theatre’s 2017 Season Enticement’s Lure by Valentino Zucchetti, Vertex by Daniela Cardim and The Four Seasons by Jenna Lee.

29 June – 16 July 2016 

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Image for Vertex by John Ross and The Four Seasons by Alexander Yip

Enticement’s Lure

Valentino Zucchetti’s new ballet was set to Rachmaninov’s Trio Elegiaque No. 1 in G Minor. It explored how temptation and desire impacted on the relationships of two couples.

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

Vertex

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

The Four Seasons

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons Recomposed by Max Richter brought a modern take to a well-loved classic. Antonio Vivaldi wrote the four violin concertos known as Le quattro stagioni in 1721 and today, The Four Seasons may be the most widely heard and highly acclaimed piece of classical music ever composed.

In this ballet, April Dalton’s exquisite costume design and Jenna Lee’s dramatic choreography enriched this refreshing recomposition of Vivaldi’s masterpiece by pioneering British composer Max Richter.

The Four Seasons was made possible by the generous philanthropic support of Rosemary Burr in memory of her parents Bernice and Reg Burr.

  

Images of Enticement’s Lure by John Ross and the Q&A session at Lilian Baylis.


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Creatives:

Enticement’s Lure

Choreographer: Valentino Zucchetti
Music: Rachmaninov – Trio Elegiaque No. 1 in G Minor
Costume Design: Ilaria Martello
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis, Theo Sander

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
Projected Art: Ann Christopher RA
Costume Design: April Dalton
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis


The Four Seasons

Choreographer: Jenna Lee
Music: Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons
Costume Design: April Dalton
Lighting Design: Andrew Ellis


Artistic Director: Karen Pilkington-Miksa
Company Manager: Daniela Cardim
Ballet Mistress: Jessica Edgley
Guest Teacher: Matz Skoog, Denzil Bailey, Angela Towler
Music Director: Richard Blackford
Artist and Visual Art Advisor: Lincoln Seligman
Production and stage Manager: Aniela Zaba
Production Liaison, Jenna Lee
Wardrobe Mistress: Caroline Hagley
Wardrobe Assistant: Aylin Altinelli, Ruth Sheaves
Company Administrator, Francesca Roberts
Development Co-ordinator, Denise Kaplan
Photography: Patrick Baldwin, Kristyna Kashvili, Andrej Uspenski, Alexander Yip


Performance Schedule

16th July 2017 Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
11th July 2017  Thameside Theatre
29th June 2017 Lilian Baylis

Alumni 2017

James Parratt

James Parratt

James Parratt is from London, England and trained at Central School of Ballet where he graduated with a BA Hons in Professional Dance and Performance. Whilst at Central James competed in The Geneé International Ballet Competition where he was a finalist. In his second year of training, James performed with Kidd Pivot in a piece called Polaris, choreographed by Crystal Pite at Sadlers Wells. During his third year of training he was a part of Ballet Central where he toured the U.K. After graduating in 2016, James moved to Dresden, Germany where he was a Guest Apprentice at Semperoper Ballet and performed in Kennith MacMillan’s Manon.

Seamus Wilkinson

Seamus Wilkinson

British born Seamus Wilkinson studied at English National Ballet School and has performed with the English National Ballet on UK Tour, in Summer Showcases and in London. This was his second season with NEBT.

 

Hannah Sofo

JLee Productions branding shoot at South Stoke, Oxon on September 25 2016. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Hannah is from Adelaide, Australia where she started dancing at the age of 12. She then moved to Sydney to study at the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy. Hannah spent three years at the Hamburg Ballet of John Neumeier where she graduated and moved to Poland to dance with the corp de ballet of the Grand Theatre of Lodz, also dancing soloist roles in Onegin, Don Quixote and Martha Graham’s ‘The Rite of Spring’. She has just danced with ‘The Polunin Project’ and this is now her second season with NEBT.

Alexander Nuttall

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Alexander trained at Central School of Ballet and danced with New English Ballet Theatre before joining Estonian National Ballet to work with Thomas Edur and Agnes Oaks, where he danced roles in all of the major repertoire. Returning to London in 2016 he worked with New English Ballet Theatre dancing works by Valentino Zucchetti, Marcelino Sambé, Kristen McNally and Daniela Cardim before pursuing other projects. His repertoire includes Cranko’s Onegin, Edur’s Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and La Bayadere, MacMillan’s Manon and Hynd’s Coppelia. Most recently, Alexander danced in ‘Project Polunin’ at Sadlers Wells with Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova.

Giulio Galimberti

Giulio Galimberti

Giulio Galimberti hails from Italy and studied at the Pavlova Ballet School in Bergamo. Giulio has performed across Europe with Kharkhiv National Ballet in Ukraine, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Teatro Regio Torino, Teatro alla Scala, and Pavlova Ballet Company, Teatro Sociale/Donizzatti Bergamo. Giulio joined NEBT in August 2016.

Matthieu Quincy

Matthieu Quincy

Matthieu Quincy was born in Paris and trained in Toulouse at the Academie Besso Ballet. He had the opportunity to make is debut with NEBT in 2014, his first professional experience. He then joined Vanemuine Ballet where he is still currently working and performed many soloist roles in pieces such as: Ninasarvik by Mai Murdmaa, Don Juan by Giorgio Madia and the Snowqueen by Silas Stubbs. This is his third season with NEBT.

Giuditta Banchetti

Giuditta Banchetti

Giuditta Banchetti is Italian and has studied at the Scuola  Accademica  Danza  Sad Firenze. She has participated in the international exams of dance at the Academy Princesse Grace of Monte Carlo and taken professional training at the Marika Besobrasova Foundation. Giuditta has performed with Ariston Proballet Sanremo and this is her first season with NEBT.

Madeleine Green

Maddie Green

Madeleine was born in Hull. She trained at Elmhurst Ballet School from 2008 – 2016 and at Northern Ballet’s Graduate Programme from 2016 – 2017. In the last year, she has performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet in Romeo and Juliet, Northern Ballet in Beauty and the Beast and also in English National Ballet’s Swan Lake. Madeleine is thoroughly looking forward to her first season with NEBT.

Maria Martins

Maria Martins

Maria Martins was born in Porto, Portugal where she did most of her dance studies at Escola Domus Dança, also attending the Conservatorio Professional de Danza Carmen Amaya, Spain, for a year. Maria won several prizes in international competitions. Maria has been invited to dance in several Galas and has performed roles from D. Quixote, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Sylvia, Raymonda, Paquita, Harlequinade, Coppélia, Flames of Paris, Walpurgis Nach, and also neoclassical and contemporary repertoire. Maria is thrilled to be joining NEBT for the current season.

Sarah Farnsley

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Sarah dances across artistic as well as national boundaries. In 2016 she performed Swan Lake with English National Ballet at Royal Albert Hall before returning to Montreal for the third season of Casse Noisette with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. She was a contemporary soloist with Chicago Repertory Ballet and a silks artist with Aerial Dance Chicago. With the Louisville (Kentucky) Ballet she performed Val Caniparoli’s The Seasons and The Nutcracker, Balanchine’s Theme & Variations and Serenade, plus standards like Raymonda and La Bayadère.  She has been a guest artist with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre as well as a guest Sugar Plum and Dew Drop Fairy in numerous Nutcrackers.   A citizen of both the US and the UK, Sarah is excited to be living in London and making her debut with NEBT as part of their 2017 season.

Elena Hibberd

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Elena Hibberd was born in Ottawa, ON in Canada and trained locally at the School of Dance in Ottawa at the age of 10. She has trained privately with Evelyn Hart, Taina Morales and Klara Houdet as well as with Canada’s National Ballet School, École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, Boston Ballet School, and was apart of the studio company with Alberta Ballet. She moved to London, UK in 2016 and is delighted to be joining NEBT this season.