Tickets for NYB’s first live performance of 2022 now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for an imaginative and contemporary re-telling of Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins.

National Youth Ballet and the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra are delighted to be joining forces in a thrilling and energetic showcase of young dancers, choreographers and musicians, conducted by Christopher Gayford. The performance will take place at The Octagon, Sheffield on Thursday 14 April at 7.30pm.

Beyond Ballet® artists, Alice O’Brien and Bianca Mikahil will choreograph the work for a small company of NYB dancers. The Seven Deadly Sins is a ballet chanté (sung ballet) composed by Kurt Weill, with words by Bertolt Brecht. The dancers will be joined by mezzo-soprano, Clover Kayne. The work will be followed by a performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.

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Funded by Arts Council England, this project will enable choreographers and dancers to learn the vital skills of working with live music, musicians and conductor. Alongside this project CSYO and NYB will also visit local schools, in partnership with South Yorkshire Dance Hub, to lead dance and music workshops for Key Stage 3 classes.

The Seven Deadly Sins is a ballet with singing, text by Bertolt Brecht, performed in the English version by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, by arrangement with Schott Music Ltd.

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