Modern ballet on Grantham stage celebrates the life of Van Gogh

Van Gogh ballet EMN-150408-162627001
Van Gogh ballet EMN-150408-162627001
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Chantry Dance Company brings two original ballets to Grantham next month, one based on the life of the genius artist Vincent Van Gogh, and the other on Mozart’s famous serenade, ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’.

As part of Chantry Dance Company’s 2015 UK tour programme, both ballets will be performed on stage as a ‘duology’ in Grantham at the Guildhall Arts Centre.

Holly Marklew.

Holly Marklew.

‘Vincent a stranger to himself’ will be performed by professional dancers, who include four aspiring young dancers in the ensemble.

Lauren Coyle, a student of Dance Pointe in Grantham and Holly Marklew, a student of The Allen School of Dance in Boston, are two of these young dancers. Both were selected from amongst 35 other Chantry Dance Academy associates to experience the incredible opportunity of working alongside professionals within the company.

This particular production is based on the life of Van Gogh and pursues the man behind the self-portrait, his relationship with the women he loved, as well as his one true passion - his art.

‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’, is set to Mozart’s famous serenade, inviting the audience to create their own interpretation of the dance imagery they are presented with, showing that often there is no right or wrong way of understanding dance.

The ‘duology’ tour is performed by a highly skilled cast, and provides a great evening of entertainment. Singer and TV presenter, Simon Butteriss said of Chantry’s work: “What a hugely impressive event last night was -amazing.”

Other audience members have been equally delighted, saying “superb”, “pure brilliance” and “Paul Chantry and the Chantry Dance Company... you rock!”

Tickets for the tour, which will be performed at Grantham’s Guildhall Arts Centre on September 10 at 7.30pm, can be ordered online at or by telephoning 01476 406158.

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