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Press Release: The Architect – Kenneth Tindall announces latest work for Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme in Leeds

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The Architect – Kenneth Tindall announces latest work for Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme in Leeds

Northern Ballet’s Premier Dancer and up and coming British choreographer, Kenneth Tindall, has announced his latest work for the Leeds-based company. The Architect will première in Leeds at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre as part of Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme from 18 – 21 June.
The Architect is Kenneth Tindall’s third commission for Northern Ballet. It follows on from the award-winning Project #1, his 2012 choreographic debut for the Company, and the critically acclaimed Luminous Junc·ture which was first performed in Leeds in 2013 and will have its London Première at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre in May.
Taking inspiration from the story of Adam & Eve, The Architect will feature sets and costumes designed by Christopher Giles who has previously collaborated with Northern Ballet on Hamlet and Cleopatra, and lighting by Alastair West.
Kenneth Tindall said: “My inspiration for The Architect comes from the foundations of the story of Adam and Eve. I wanted to explore the figure of Adam as one of the many prototypes for mankind and to see, with the introduction of Eve, how their story will unfold.”
Kenneth Tindall first began choreographing in 2011 following a Northern Ballet Choreographic Workshop and since then his work has been performed internationally. His debut Project #1, which later won the Production Prize at the 26th International Choreographic Competition in Hanover in 2012, was performed as part of Northern Ballet’s 2012 triple bill Perpetual Motion. His recent projects include Signature 30/31, created for Ballet Central’s 30th Anniversary tour which was voted one of the ‘Picks of the Festival’ at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe. He has also collaborated with artist Linder Sterling on The Ultimate Form, a major new performance piece which premièred in 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and was later performed at The Hepworth Wakefield and Tate St Ives.
Tickets for Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre are on sale now online at theatreleeds.com or by calling the box office on 0113 220 8008.
The Architect will have its London Première as part of Northern Ballet’s Mixed Programme at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre in May 2015.

Notes to Editors
Northern Ballet is one of the UK’s five large ballet companies. Based in Leeds it performs throughout the UK as well as overseas. Northern Ballet’s productions mix classical dance and theatre, embracing popular culture and taking inspiration from literature, opera, or giving a unique interpretation of popular classical ballets.
Northern Ballet is the busiest touring ballet company in the UK and is typically on the road for around 24 weeks of the year. The Company of 40 dancers tours a combination of new works and established repertoire to cities throughout the UK and is the only large scale ballet company to do so.
Visit www.northernballet.com for more information on the Company and tour.
Mixed Programme – Tour Dates
Leeds, Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre      
18 – 21 June 2014, 7.30pm                                                                              
Box Office 0113 220 8008                                                
£17.50 Adults & £15 Concessions                                                                                   
On sale now                         
Kenneth Tindall
Kenneth was born in Dundee and trained at the Central School of Ballet under Christopher Gable. He is a Premier Dancer with Northern Ballet and has also danced with K Ballet and the Israel Ballet. He has worked closely with Cathy Marston, David Nixon, Wayne McGregor, Val Caniparoli, Krzysztof Pastor and Christopher Hampson. Career highlights include performing at the XIII International Ballet Festival of Miami and closing the Gala of the Stars, and also closing the 5th International Beijing Dance Festival.
Kenneth’s choreographic work has seen him collaborate with fashion designers Richard Nicoll and Pam Hogg, filmmaker Todd MacDonald and composers Stuart McCallum of the Cinematic Orchestra and Philip Feeney. His work has also been performed at Silencio, David Lynch’s private culture club in Paris.
kennethtindall.co.uk           @Tindallkenny

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