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Reactions14 : Second Breath with
English National Ballet

Tickets for Reactions14 : Second Breath with ENB at IWM North


Join us for an evening of dance, poetry, music and conversation as part of Museums At Night, the first time IWM North has delivered such an exclusive and intimate contemporary programme.  As the light dims we shall bring to life the Main Exhibition Space with a performance by the English National Ballet entitled Second Breath, choreographed by internationally acclaimed British choreographer Russell Maliphant.  This is the first time Maliphant has collaborated with a classical ballet company on a new commission, which fuses classical traditions with modern dance. A one off, not to be missed opportunity to explore the historic inspirations for his work.
 
Enjoy poetry performances from Kat Francois, and Vintage DJs playing original shellac records on portable gramophones. Take the chance to experience Vertical Echoes, a new installation by sound artist Bill Fontana,  harnessing the dramatic First World War sounds which will rise and fall within IWM North's 55m high Air Shard.
 
 Delve deeper with pop-up interventions in From Street To Trench: A World War that Shaped a Region,  the largest and most impressive exhibition to commemorate the contribution made by the region to the First World War.
 
Ticket price includes dance, poetry, music and conversation from 6.30pm
 
Programme
Throughout the night take the chance to visit From Street to Trench, experience Vertical Echoes and explore genuine artefacts.
The WaterShard Café & Kitchen will remain open with a twist, serving site prepared food, locally sourced beers, wines and soft drinks, with musical sets from the Vintage DJs will be playing throughout the evening.
 
6.45 - 7.00
Talk: Vertical Echoes
An introduction to this unique sound installation with Zoe Dunbar, Head of Exhibitions.
 
7.00 - 7.15
Spoken Word: Vintage DJs
Matt and Annabel spinning the shellac 78s with recordings of voices from the past.
 
7.15 - 7.35
Tour: From Street to Trench
Take a trip around the new exhibition with Rowena Hamilton, Exhibitions Manager.
 
7.45 - 8.10 & 8.30 - 8.55
Dance: Second Breath
Internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant's new work inspired by the First World War, performed by English National Ballet, fusing classical traditions with modern dance.
 
7.45 - 8.10 & 8.30 - 8.55
Poetry: Kat Francois
Performing poems by Dylan Thomas, Wilfred Owen and her own work Raising Lazarus, which charts the experience of West Indian soldiers who fought for Britain in the First World War.
 
9.00 - 9.20
Q&A: Second Breath
Join choreographer Russell Maliphant and historian Matt Brosnan to find out more about the creation of Second Breath, and the history behind it.
 

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