Be transported to 18th century Venice, Paris and Versailles with Northern Ballet’s sensational story of Casanova. Prepare for scandal and decadence as the company bring history’s most notorious lover to The Lowry’s stage.
In a sensual masquerade of passion and politics, Casanova traces the true story of the fiercely intellectual Italian adventurer, Giacomo Casanova. Leading a controversial life, he trifled with careers as a church cleric, a musician, an intellectual, an alchemist and a scam artist. However, Casanova also has a penchant for gambling and women – his exploits leading him into a cycle of excess and scandal, and imprisonment and exile.
This brilliant revival will offer a deeper perspective into the man behind the ‘lothario’ figure.
Exploring complex themes around love and connection, insecurity and mental health, this stunning Northern Ballet production will depict Casanova as more than just a womaniser. With new sections of movement and music, this brilliant revival will offer a deeper perspective into the man behind the ‘lothario’ figure.
Casanova is choreographed by the award-winning Kenneth Tindall, ex-Northern Ballet Premier Dancer and Choreographer in Residence at the company. The production has been co-created with the dramatist and historical biographer Ian Kelly, who authored the 2008 Sunday Times Biography of the Year Casanova.
Inventive and bold, Northern Ballet are one of the UK’s leading ballet companies. Embracing popular culture and taking inspiration from other art forms like literature, opera and the classics, the company are always looking for new ways to tell stories through movement. Blending a strong classical ballet style with contemporary dance and storytelling, we can’t wait to see Northern Ballet bring the characters in Casanova to life on The Lowry stage.
Casanova promises to be an absolute feast for your senses.
With an atmospheric score, composed by Kerry Muzzey, played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia; sumptuous set and costume design by Tony and Olivier Award-winning Christopher Oram (Frozen, Broadway and West End), Northern Ballet’s Casanova promises to be an absolute feast for your senses.