Bronte classic to be re-created for dancers

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Northern Ballet’s next creation will be an adaptation of Jane Eyre.

Choreographed by acclaimed international dance maker Cathy Marston, the new full-length ballet will première during the 200th anniversary year of Charlotte Brontë’s birth.

The world première for Jane Eyre will be held at Cast in Doncaster on May 19, 2016, before touring to five further venues in Richmond, Aylesbury, Wolverhampton, Stoke and Leicester between May and June 2016.

Northern Ballet’s artistic director David Nixon said: “Cathy is a huge talent and one of the leading choreographers of the moment so I am delighted that she will be returning to work with Northern Ballet once more.

“Having already adapted Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights it seems appropriate that Northern Ballet should also immortalise her sister’s Jane Eyre through dance and doing so in the bicentennial anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth makes it all the more special.”

Composer Philip Feeney will compile and arrange a score for Jane Eyre. Patrick Kinmonth, who has worked with photographer Mario Testino designing campaigns, books, and exhibitions for Gucci, Valentino, Versace and Dior, will design the sets and costumes.