Gary Clarke choreographs work for Opera North's "Switch ON" - Northern School of Contemporary Dance


Thursday 15th October 2020, 2:27pm Gary Clarke choreographs work for Opera North’s “Switch ON”

Image: Shelley Eva Haden and Gary Clarke.

Opera North's Switch ON is a new programme of outdoor events, indoor performance and digital projects taking place across Leeds this Autumn. NSCD alumnus Glary Clarke, known for critically acclaimed touring works COAL and Wasteland, has been invited to direct and choreograph Brecht and Weil's Seven Deadly Sins.

The cast includes star mezzo Wallis Giunta, four members of Opera North's chorus and Shelley Eva Haden, an NSCD graduate who recently co-created and performed in Swan Lake Bath Ballet for BBC's Culture in Quarantine. Shelley is the only dancer in the piece.

The Switch On programme has already opened to great success with live, socially distanced performances at Leeds Playhouse and Leeds Town Hall. It aims to reaffirm Opera North's mission to bring music to audiences across the North.

Seven Deadly Sins opens Wednesday 11 November at Leeds Playhouse. Tickets on sale soon; click here to find out more.