Choreographer Kenneth Tindall, formerly a Northern Ballet
dancer, has been working with Casanova biographer Ian Kelly to commit the tale
to dance, meaning we expect a pretty realistic rendering, albeit with lashings
of corsetry and wigs. Set and costume designer Christopher Oram has clearly had
Tindall’s version will include a number of key episodes in
Casanova’s life, including his early aspirations to priesthood, a stint as a
violinist, his escape from prison and meeting the woman who captivated him
We last saw Tindall’s work in The Architect, a version of The Fall full of big, physical posturing
and some stunning lifts. As he did for that production, Tindall has chosen
music by American film/TV composer Kerry Muzzey.
Northern Ballet has recently bid farewell to a number of its
senior dancers, leaving the stage free for some new faces. That makes onstage
chemistry hard to predict, but this is a company widely lauded for its acting
abilities, with plenty of technique to boot.
Story ballets are the money-spinners these days, and one
with as much seduction as a Casanova ballet is
sure to bring in the crowds.
But don’t let such an observation put you off. Northern
Ballet have the talent and style to pull off a pulse-racing night of
|What||Casanova: Northern Ballet, Sadler’s Wells|
Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP
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09 May 17 – 13 May 17, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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