McNicol Ballet Collective – based by Creative Director and choreographer Andrew McNicol – unites artists from a variety of disciplines to create adventurous new work for each stage and display.
Following the success of McNicol Ballet Collective’s debut programme in 2021 the modern dance firm returns this summer season with Devotions, a triple invoice of virtuosic dance work choreographed by Andrew McNicol.
Devotions options the world premiere of Moonbend set to a rating by visionary pop artist Fragrance Genius. That includes costumes by British designer Louise Flanagan, this new work demonstrates McNicol Ballet Collective’s ardour for the connection between motion and music.
The programme additionally options Of Silence, an exploration of hope and belonging impressed by the music of Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks. Plus, an prolonged model of the corporate’s 2021 creation Bates Beats an exuberant and energetic work that showcases the energy and artistry of the dancers, set to music by Mason Bates.
Dancers with McNicol Ballet Collective embody Kristen McGarrity, a former dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet and lead in Christopher Wheeldon’s An American in Paris, Winnie Dias, a former dancer with Hamburg Ballet, Casey Nokomis who has danced with Viviana Durante Firm and Vienna Competition Ballet, an identical twins Laurie McSherry-Grey and Josh McSherry-Grey, former members of Royal Ballet Flanders and English Nationwide Ballet respectively and Shevelle Dynott, former dancer with English Nationwide Ballet.
This season, McNicol Ballet Collective has additionally welcomed current graduates Rin Ishikawa and Joshua Fickling as a part of its Apprentice Dancer programme, giving gifted younger dancers the chance to work as knowledgeable dancer in a touring firm. Full casting for Devotions might be introduced in spring.
In addition to presenting Devotions, McNicol Ballet Collective additionally delivers its third Unbound Dance Day in Andrew’s hometown of Hull on 21 Might. Unbound sees the corporate lead a sequence of dance workshops and masterclasses for native younger dancers, impressed by works in its repertoire.
Andrew’s long-term imaginative and prescient for the Collective is to create an everlasting and distinct repertoire that may excite audiences, empower artists, and proceed to push the artwork kind ahead.
Devotions excursions to the Royal Opera Home’s Linbury Theatre (10 June) as a part of the Subsequent Technology Competition, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds (17 June) and Hull New Theatre (23 & 24 June).
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