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25th March 2009, 12:28pm
Top ballet company set to dazzle at LPAC
Top ballet company set to dazzle at LPAC The country’s foremost contemporary ballet company springs into the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre next month for its first performance at the venue.

The New English Contemporary Ballet (NECB) will visit the venue on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus on Wednesday 15 April.

The Nottingham-based company, which won great critical acclaim for its 2008 season, is about to embark on the first leg of its 2009 tour.

NECB’s vibrant new programme boasts a fantastic line-up of choreographers presenting work to suit all tastes.
The production will feature a UK premiere from Richard Wherlock (Ballett Basel) with Light into Shade and the return of S(c)ent. Patrick Delcroix (Nederlands Danse Theatre) will presents Adrift in Softness, and Davide Bombana (La Scala) returns with his piece In C Sharp Minor from the 2008 tour.

The Scotsman has called the company’s performances “dynamite worthy of any dance fan’s attention,” while The Stage said NECB was “an adventurous company not wanting to be restricted by labels” in which “the dancers show grace, balance and sublime control”.

LPAC spokesman Victoria Simpson said: “The New English Contemporary Ballet is one of the most exciting up-and-coming ballet companies in Britain. Their 2008 tour was a huge hit with audiences and critics and we’re really looking forward to seeing them on stage at the LPAC. Their performance is sure to be spectacular.”

NECB’s performance at the LPAC will take place on Wednesday 15 April. Doors open at 7pm with the performance starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £12 full, £10 concession or £5 for students and under-18s. They are available from the Engine Shed and LPAC Box Office, which is open Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm, by phoning 0844 888 4414 or by visiting

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