Jonathan Watkins - 1984 (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1265D

Jonathan Watkins - 1984 (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1265D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 27th April 2018

Contents

Artists

Tobias Batley
Martha Leebolt
Javier Torres
Hironao Takahashi
Giuliano Contadini
Kevin Poeung
Ashley Dixon
Victoria Sibson
Northern Ballet
Northern Ballet Sinfonia

Conductor

John Pryce-Jones

Works

Baranowski, Alex

1984 (ballet)

Artists

Tobias Batley
Martha Leebolt
Javier Torres
Hironao Takahashi
Giuliano Contadini
Kevin Poeung
Ashley Dixon
Victoria Sibson
Northern Ballet
Northern Ballet Sinfonia

Conductor

John Pryce-Jones

About

Widely lauded by critics, choreographer Jonathan Watkins’s 1984 is an awe-inspiring retelling of George Orwell’s masterpiece. Winston Smith lives in a world of absolute conformity, his every action scrutinised by Big Brother. However, when Winston meets Julia, he dares to rebel by falling in love. Danced by Northern Ballet – the UK’s foremost narrative ballet company – to a score by Tony-nominated composer Alex Baranowski, this thoroughly modern take on Nineteen Eighty-Four will change the way you think about ballet.

Winner of The South Bank Sky Arts Award for Dance 2016.

‘Batley [Winston Smith] and Leebolt [Julia] are excellent, their bodies as vividly present as their faces are haunted. At the chilling end, we realise not only how intently we have been watching, but also that we too may be watched.’ - Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian

‘This is gripping storytelling’ - The Stage

‘….an ambitious, compelling and, ultimately, moving new ballet’ - The Daily Telegraph

Extra features: Jonathan Watkins on 1984

Cast:
- Winston Smith: Tobias Batley
- Julia: Martha Leebolt
- O'Brien: Javier Torres
- Mr Charrington: Hironao Takahashi
- Parsons: Giuliano Contadini
- Ampleforth: Kevin Poeung
- Martin: Ashley Dixon
- Lead Prole: Victoria Sibson

Choreographer: Jonathan Watkins
Music: Alex Baranowski
Designs: Simon Daw

Running time: 88 minutes
Sound format: LPCM 2.0, DTS Digital Surround

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