The New English Ballet Theatre (NEBT) presented a stunning, and moving show, last month at London’s Peacock Theatre.
It was two shows within one – Remembrance and The Four Seasons.
Remembrance, Wayne Eagling’s first piece made specifically for NEBT, commemorates the centenary of The Armistice of 11 November 1918. Remembrance was inspired by the romance between the great Marie Rambert and the dashing playwright Ashley Dukes and the personal anguish created by their sudden separation as Dukes is called back to the horrors of the battlefield. This beautiful piece is set to Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day.
The Four Seasonsis Jenna Lee’s bold, stylish ballet is set to Max Richter’s recomposition of Vivaldi’s much-loved classic, The Four Seasons. Starting with spring, and ending with winter, The Four Seasons is a stunning piece, with stunning lighting and set, with dazzling costumes that represented each season – and dancers that shine throughout.