National Youth Ballet presents
Bright Young Things
Celebrating the Power of Imagination
30 - 31 Aug in the Main House
Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
Inspired by the lives of extraordinary girls and boys, this mixed programme, celebrates the power of imagination and being bold, with ambition and flair.
National Youth Ballet’s programme features two pieces of classical repertoire with five fresh new commissions created for the young company by emerging choreographers.
Brilliant existing works feature Antony Dowson’s, 1950’s inspired classic Bright Young Things and Janet Kinson’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Alongside these will be ambitious new works including Jo Meredith’s ‘Finding Your Voice’, which is set in the 1920’s and follows the life of original “It Girl” Clara Bow; mathematician Ada Lovelace inspires Louise Bennett’s ballet Ada; WATUSI, is a bold new work from Scottish Ballet choreographer in residence Sophie Laplane and Matt Nicholson’s Another Night’s Dream, is a modern twist of Shakespeare’s much loved comedy. For the Junior Company, choreographer Emily Jane Boyle’s narrative ballet The Red Balloon follows Pascal’s life changing journey as he discovers the red balloon has a mind of it’s own.
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