National Youth Ballet set Time In Motion

Reporter: Robin Johnson, first published Mon 19 Jun 2017 13:27
Time In Motion, the National Youth Ballet 2017 season (Photo: Tim Cross)Time In Motion, the National Youth Ballet 2017 season (Photo: Tim Cross)/servlet/file/store5/item396031/version1/fileservice770/396031_770_preview.jpg

The National Youth Ballet have announced plans for their 30th anniversary season, entitled Time In Motion, with a Gala performance at Sadler’s Wells on Sunday 3 September 2017.

In a mixed programme of ballets choreographed by some of the UKs most eminent professionals and rising talents, performed by a company of young dancers aged 8-18 from across the UK, Time In Motion will encompass seven short ballets that together will make a compelling journey through time. 

Highlights include Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher Hampson’s abstract ballet Carnival set to Saint-Saëns’s humorous score; Birmingham Royal Ballet soloist Jonathan Payn’s classical work IKEN inspired by the Suffolk landscape; a new narrative work by New Adventures Associate Director Etta Murfitt inspired by the Dream Ballet from Oklahoma; and Aspirations, a piece by English National Ballet School’s Director of Dance Samira Saidi.

Three female choreographers will also create new works this year as part of the Beyond Ballet development platform. Birmingham Royal Ballet First Artist and choreographer Ruth Brill will present a new work with music by Raymond Fol; Rambert graduate Arielle Smith will present a bold new contemporary piece T-Symmetry, and Louise Bennet will create a new work for the Junior Company set to the wonderful Coppelia score by Leo Delibes.

The 30th Anniversary Season is led by Mikah Smillie, who last year was appointed as the new Artistic Director of The NYB.

Tickets can be booked for the Gala performance of Time In Motion at Sadler's Wells through the venue's website.

You can also book tickets to other shows in the Sadler's Wells season through us here.