After a string of sell-out successes, including the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award-winning 1984, Northern Ballet returned with the sensational true story of the notorious lover Casanova.
Northern Ballet’s award-winning production of Casanova, a ballet by Kenneth Tindall was broadcast on TV for the first time on Sunday 1 April 2018 on Sky Arts, before becoming available on digitaltheatre.com, the world’s leading digital platform for the arts. This new ballet, described as ‘nothing short of mesmerising’ (The Stage), premièred in March 2017.
Casanova was choreographed and directed by Kenneth Tindall for which he received a nomination for Best Classical Choreography at the 2017 National Dance Awards. The ballet is set to an original score by acclaimed film and television composer Kerry Muzzey and based on the Sunday Times bestselling biography of Casanova by Ian Kelly. It features sumptuous gilded sets and decadent costumes designed by Tony and Olivier award-winning designer Christopher Oram, with wigs and make up designed by Richard Mawbey and lighting designed by Alastair West, for which he was nominated for a Knight of Illumination award.
Digital Theatre captured CASANOVA for SKYARTS and the Digital Theatre platforms. The production was filmed during live performances at Manchester Palace Theatre in Autumn 2017 after completing its World Première Tour.
"Nothing short of mesmerising"
"an impressive and exhilarating evening's ballet"
"Casanova is that rare achievement of an excellent new British ballet on a grand scale"
"Northern Ballet is currently on a roll"
Mail On Sunday
"A modern masterpiece"