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The Press

'Casanova is a handsome piece of work, and Tindall has every reason to be proud of it.' - Luke Jennings, The Guardian

'Credit for this opulent and thoroughly enjoyable ballet must go to the entire team, however, most of whom (Tindall included) have never created a full-length ballet before. Kerry Muzzey’s score is wall-to-wall drama and beauty, Christopher Oram’s set and costume design is ravishing, and Tindall’s movement heralds a choreographer of incredible promise.' Kelly Apter, The Scotsman

"Take one of the world's most enduring stories of passionate love and the madness it can engender, strip it down to its most basic elements, and infuse it with all the psychological tension and dread of film noir, and the result would be Tulsa Ballet's Carmen choreographed by Kenneth Tindall." -

James D Watts Jr, Tulsa World

'(Geisha) ultimately, it is Tindall's superlative skills as a choreographer, his very distinctive voice coming through and his ability to adapt this voice to express an unusual story, that makes this another winner,' - Deborah Weiss, The Dancing Times

'Luminous Junc•ture is a hymn of hope with a dance language both lyrical and brutal. Tindall makes you think while throughly enjoying every minute'​ -

Jeffrey Taylor, Sunday Express

Casanova is an impressive and exhilerating evening of ballet' -

Mark Brown, The Telegraph, London

Kenneth Tindall

Kenneth's video reel is here.

 

Kenneth Tindall is regarded as one of the outstanding dance-makers of his generation. He is a freelance choreographer, Resident Choreographer and Director of Digital for Northern Ballet. A former principal dancer, his first full length ballet Casanova received much critical acclaim and standing ovations throughout its 2017 tour of the U.K, including a sell-out week at Sadler’s Wells. The popularity of the show led to its many broadcasts on Sky Arts since 2019.

With his first professional commission, Kenneth won the Production Prize at the 26th International Choreographic Competition in Hanover. In September 2014 Kenneth was nominated for 'Best Young Choreographer' at the inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards and was also selected to take part in the 2014/15 Dance UK Future Arts Cultural Leaders Mentoring programme. He has been nominated for several high profile awards including Best Classical Choreographer and Emerging Artist at the National Dance Awards, and became the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in a new Dance Production at the Broadway World UK Awards 2017 for Casanova. In 2018 and won the Audience Award at the 2019 Genesis Choreographic competition for Milwaukee Ballet for his creation, Beyond the Break.

Most recently Kenneth was recognised again for his work, with a third 'Best Classical Choreography' nomination at the Critics Circle National Dance Awards 2021 for Geisha and The Shape of Sound for Northern Ballet.

In 2020, Kenneth was invited to be a guest judge at English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition, alongside fellow judges Tamara Rojo, Natalia Osipova, Edward Watson, Kerry Nicholls and Matthew Hart.

 

Kenneth enjoys a continued relationship with the BBC working on their Young Dancer television series as judge, mentor and choreographer and also the BBC’s Dance Passions projects. Kenneth was selected to take part in the 2014/15 Dance UK, Future Arts Cultural Leaders Mentoring programme.

He has gone on to choreograph nationally and internationally, working with established artists and creatives including Linder Sterling, Christopher Oram, Alexandra Harwood and Ian Kelly. 

In Autumn 2019, Kenneth created Polarity, a new ballet for Cape Town City Ballet in South Africa and in March 2020, Northern Ballet presented the world premiere of Kenneth's second full-evening ballet, Geisha. which received critical acclaimed from the UK press just prior to national lockdown. He went on to develop new work for the digital screen, including States of Mind which later had its stage debut at Sadler's Wells in June 2021.

In 2022, Kenneth created a new Carmen for Tulsa Ballet and returned to Cape Town City Ballet to stage an extended version of his acclaimed Polarity and returns in 2024 to create a new ballet for the company's 60th anniversary celebrations.

Upcoming projects include staging Casanova for Orlando Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet and Colorado Ballet as well as for the Latvian National Ballet in 2024.

https://www.kennethtindall.com

@tindallkenny

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