National Youth Ballet of Great Britain re|generation
In 2022 National Youth Ballet leaps back onto the stage with a diverse programme of new commissions and NYB repertoire, showcasing an exciting new generation of talented young artists.
re|generation features four new works from the creative imaginations of a carefully selected team of dynamic choreographers: The Green Umbrella by Sophia Hurdley for the Junior Company, based on the book Ameliaranne and the Green Umbrella; Infinite by Monique Jonas, which focuses on nature’s rhythms and cycles, revealing infinite journeys connected in space; HOVER by Daniel Davidson, a high intensity work that explores hive mentality and nature’s resurgence; and Rise, a depiction and celebration of human resilience by Gerrard Martin.
Young choreographer Alice O’Brien, who has been a part of NYB’s Beyond Ballet scheme this year, will also choreograph a new work, Mímos, for the company.
The programme will also feature three stunning revivals by NYB alumni: Another Night’s Dream by Matt Nicholson, a modern twist on Shakespeare’s much loved comedy; the beautifully classical IKEN by Jonathan Payn, inspired by the Suffolk landscape with music by Benjamin Britten; and a modern take on Giselle, Athena by the celebrated choreographer Arielle Smith. We are delighted to present work by these three choreographers who have such a special relationship to NYB, having made work for the company early in their careers.