Chantry Dance Company return to Halifax with new ballet about Vincent Van Gogh
Saturday 26th September, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Chantry Dance Company brings two original ballets to Halifax – one based on the life of the genius artist Vincent Van Gogh, and the other on Mozart’s famous serenade, ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’.
What do Mozart and Van Gogh have in common? Both were geniuses in their field, both are celebrated for their work today, and both are now the subject of two original ballets in the innovative Chantry Dance Company’s 2015 UK Tour programme. ‘DUOLOGY: ‘Vincent – a stranger to himself’ & ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ will play at The Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax on Saturday 26th September, 2015 at 7:30pm.
‘Vincent – a stranger to himself’ is performed by Chantry’s professional dancers, but interestingly also includes some aspiring young dancers in the ensemble. Four student dancers have been selected through an audition to join Chantry for this production, winning the incredible opportunity to work alongside professionals and to experience life as a dancer in a company. The ballet is based on the life of Van Gogh and pursues the man behind the self-portrait, his relationship with the women he loved, as well as with his one true passion – his art.
The other ballet in Chantry’s tour programme is ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’. Set to Mozart’s famous serenade, this ballet invites the audience to create their own interpretation of the dance imagery they are presented with, showing that often there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way of understanding dance.
The ’DUOLOGY’ tour is performed by a highly skilled cast, and provides a great evening of entertainment. Singer and TV presenter Simon Butteriss said of Chantry’s work, “…hugely impressive event last night – amazing.” Other audience members have been equally delighted, saying, “superb”, “pure brilliance” and “Paul Chantry and the Chantry Dance Company….YOU ROCK!”
Tickets for the ‘DUOLOGY’ tour can be ordered at www.squarechapel.co.uk or by telephone on 01422 349422.