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Kenneth Tindall’s The Architect

Posted on April 7, 2014

ben-mitchell-kevin-poeung-luminous-junctureNorthern Ballet’s next mixed programme will feature a new work by Kenneth Tindall, The Architect. The programme, which opens at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds on June 18 to 21, will also include Hans van Manen’s Concertante and a work by Lar Lubovitch.

Tindall, a dancer with Northern Ballet, has already created two works for the company, his award-winning Project #1 and Luminous Junc-ture (pictured), which will have its London premiere at the Linbury Studio Theatre this May.

Inspired by the story of Adam and Eve, The Architect will have sets and costumes by Christopher Giles, who collaborated on Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra and Hamlet, with lighting by Alastair West. Tindall said: I wanted to explore the figure of Adam as one of the many prototypes for mankind and to see, with the introduction of Eve, how their story will unfold.”

Tickets for the Leeds performances are now on sale. The Architect will have its London premiere next year, as part of Northern Ballet’s 2015 season at the Linbury Studio Theatre.

 

Picture: Northern Ballet’s Benjamin Mitchell and Kevin Poeung in Luminous Junc-ture. Photograph: Emma Kauldhar

 

 

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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