National Youth Ballet — Bright Young Things

2 September 2018

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Celebrating the Power of Imagination  

Inspired by the lives of extraordinary girls and boys, National Youth Ballet’s mixed programme celebrates the power of imagination and being bold and ambitious.

The programme features two pieces of classical repertoire alongside five fresh new commissions created for the young company by emerging choreographers.

Brilliant existing works include Antony Dowson’s 1950’s inspired classic Bright Young Things and Janet Kinson’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Alongside these are ambitious new works including Jo Meredith’s Finding Your Voice, which follows the life of the 1920s “It Girl” Clara Bow, Louise Bennett’s Ada which takes inspiration from mathematician Ada Lovelace, plus Scottish Ballet choreographer in residence Sophie Laplane’s WATUSI and Matt Nicholson’s Another Night’s Dream, a modern twist of Shakespeare’s much loved comedy.

For our Junior Company, choreographer Emily Jane Boyle’s narrative ballet The Red Balloon follows Pascal’s life changing journey as he discovers the red balloon has a mind of its own.

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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