Acclaimed 1984 ballet is set for TV

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Northern Ballet’s critically acclaimed production of 1984, which premiered in Leeds last September, will be shown on BBC Four after being commissioned by The Space as part of its collaboration with BBC Arts.

The new ballet, which was filmed during live performances at Manchester’s Palace Theatre during the first leg of its World Première Tour, will be screened on BBC Four at 7.30pm on Sunday February 28. Choreographed by Jonathan Watkins and set to an original score by Tony-nominated composer Alex Baranowski, 1984 features the use of cutting-edge digital technology with video designs by Andrezej Goulding to bring George Orwell’s dystopian vision to life.

Alex Newman, partner at Irwin Mitchell in Leeds

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