Northern Ballet - Dangerous Liaisons

8 - 10 June 2021

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Northern Ballet returns to live performance with an exciting programme of world-class dance.

In Dangerous Liaisons, Northern Ballet bring their bodice-ripping adaptation to the stage. In a story of sexual power, cruelty and deceit, letters fly between the mansions of two bored aristocrats as they spin a web of heartbreak and ruin.

From the original scandalous novel, the acclaimed film starring John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer and iconic retelling Cruel Intentions, this dangerous story has been thrilling audiences for over 200 years.

Performed with minimal set and full costumes, this intimate performance is set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Image description: Madame de Tourvel, in an eighteenth-century style frock of sage green and white lace, together with satin pointe shoes, leans back against Valmont, who wears a loose white shirt. Their right arms are both raised, pointing to the top left corner, and their gaze follows. Behind, a chaise longue with a backdrop of swirling red clouds.

Image: Joseph Taylor as Valmont and Antoinette Brooks-Daw as Madame de Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons © Emma Kauldhar

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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