Season 2017

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.


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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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.


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