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Ballet Nights SPOTLIGHT: A Must-See UK Premiere of 'IMAGO'



This April, the enchanting realm of ballet unveils a spectacular treat with the UK premiere of 'IMAGO' at Lanterns Studio Theatre. Presented by the highly-acclaimed dance duo Pett|Clausen-Knight on April 26th and 27th, this event promises an evening of breathtaking artistry and profound storytelling that will captivate your senses and stir your emotions.




Having dazzled audiences across the globe, James Pett and Travis Clausen-Knight, formerly stars of Company Wayne McGregor, now bring their innovative talents to Ballet Nights' SPOTLIGHT series. Their latest creation, 'IMAGO', explores the intricate dynamics of relationships through a mesmerizing dance language paired with striking floral installations, crafting a vivid tableau of human interactions and emotional landscapes.


'IMAGO' delves into the essence of human connection and disconnection, presenting a narrative woven with the symbolism of flowers that resonates deep sentiments and philosophical reflections. The duo's choreography, praised for its strength and sensitivity, embodies a dialogue of movements that portrays the spectrum of companionship and the solitude of personal struggles.

The intimate setting of Lanterns Studio Theatre enhances this connection, drawing the audience into the very heart of the performance, where every expression and movement is palpably felt. This proximity not only amplifies the impact of the performance but also invites viewers to be part of the journey, experiencing every nuance alongside the performers.



Adding to the allure of the evening, the event will feature a Meet & Greet session with Pett|Clausen-Knight. This is a golden opportunity to interact with these visionary artists and gain insights into the creative process behind 'IMAGO'.

The artistic director of Ballet Nights, Jamiel Devernay-Laurence, describes the event as a step forward in bridging the gap between performers and audiences, promising an evening that's as enlightening as it is entertaining.


For those enchanted by the synthesis of music and dance, 'IMAGO' offers an auditory journey as captivating as its visual splendor. The score, crafted by the talented multi-instrumentalist Sean Pett, weaves a sonic tapestry that perfectly complements the thematic depth of the dance, ensuring that the experience resonates on multiple sensory levels.



As director of the Parliamentary Society and a devoted advocate for the arts, I am thrilled to extend a warm invitation to this extraordinary event. Ballet Nights SPOTLIGHT is not just a performance; it is a celebration of artistic innovation, emotional exploration, and the unending quest for understanding the nuances of human relationships through the universal language of dance.


Tickets are selling quickly, and with only two performances, the opportunity to witness this groundbreaking event is a fleeting one. Ensure your place at this remarkable gathering of art, emotion, and exquisite storytelling. Visit www.balletnights.com to secure your ticket and be part of an unforgettable night that promises to leave a lasting impression on your heart and mind.



Join us for a night where dance transcends the stage to touch the soul, and where every movement tells a story worth experiencing. 'IMAGO' awaits to transform your understanding of ballet and to redefine the possibilities of dance as a powerful medium of expression.


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