Northern Ballet in Jonathan Watkins’ 1984. Photo by Emma Kauldhar
Due to the impact of COVID-19, many of Northern Ballet’s upcoming performances have been cancelled or are under threat of cancellation. Whilst the Company is not performing live at this time, a selection of ballets from Northern Ballet’s repertoire, plus a new original dance film, will be available to watch online or on television as part of the Company’s new ‘Pay As You Feel‘ Digital Season.
Over the next few weeks people will be able to tune into 1984, Little Red Riding Hood and Dracula from the comfort of their home. The Company will also release a new dance film, Kenneth Tindall and Dan Lowenstein’s EGO, plus the extended highlights of their 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala which took place at Leeds Grand Theatre at the beginning of the year.
Northern Ballet are asking audiences to consider making a donation as they watch content from the ‘Pay As You Feel‘ Digital Season to support the Company, their people and work during these unprecedented times and the significant financial hardship the Company is facing.
Lost income from cancelled performances could affect Northern Ballet’s ability to pay their workforce, many of whom are freelancers, as well as their ability to present new ballets, including Merlin, which is planned to première this autumn.
Those who wish to support the Company can donate at northernballet.com/pay-as-you-feel.