Up and running again!
Good news! The New English Contemporary Ballet is up and running again with funding in place for an autumn 2007 tour.
The tour programme aims to fuse classical virtuosity with a contemporary edge with a mixed bill of new works inlcuding the UK premiere of "S(c)ent" by choreographer and Director of Ballett Basel, Richard Wherlock. Also, a new commission from French choreographer Patrick Delcroix, who has recently had success with a new work for Nederlands Dans Theater. David Fielding (previously resident choreographer – National Ballet of Portugal) completes the programme with a new more classically inspired piece.
NECB will also be staging a new version of The Nutcracker choreographed by Jamie Thomson in which they will be supported by members of their Associates programme and Nottingham Youth Dance. The collaboration is taking place with the support of Nottingham Trent University, Djanogly City Academy Nottingham, Skillset (Creative & Media Diploma) and Nottingham City Council (College Street).
Throughout the forthcoming season NECB dancers will be supported by apprentices from two of the UK's leading vocational dance training institutions: Marina Sanchez Garrigos and Michael Munoz from the Central School of Ballet and Simon Lindsay and Clare Billington from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
Finally, Nottingham Youth Dance in association with New English Contemporary Ballet (NECB's youth dance company) will make its performance debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. appearing from 5 - 11 August at the C venue 34, Adam House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. The company will perform works by Jamie Thomson, Morgann Runacre Temple, David Fielding, Jodie Johnson, Jeremy King and Nicky Burt.
Autumn mixed programme tour schedule as follows:
18 Oct - Ludlow Assembly Rooms
20 Oct - Cambridge Mumford Theatre
23 Oct - Rotherham Civic Theatre
24 Oct - Nottingham Playhouse Theatre
27 Oct - Aylesbury Civic Centre
30 Oct - Melton Mowbray Theatre
1 Nov - Buxton Opera House
2 Nov - Corby Willows Arts Centre
14 Nov - Louth Riverhead Theatre
19 Nov - Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre
27 Nov - Derby Assembly Rooms
3 Dec - Newark Palace Theatre
Performances of the Nutcracker will take place between the 21 November and 5 December at the Sandfield Theatre, Nottingham and the Palace Theatre, Newark.
Great new website too: http://www.newenglishcontemporaryballet.co.uk