Ballet that will appeal to everyone

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Variations of Pointe is an exciting new triple bill encompassing all aspects of ballet: grace, elegance and entertainment with something for everyone.

It is performed by JSLN Dance Company which was founded in 2012 by Sören Niewelt and Jessica Larbig in Berlin.

Since then it has gained an international reputation, performing refreshing neoclassical works around Germany and Asia.

Now the company brings its triple bill to Halifax Playhouse over two nights (June 29/30).

The first piece in the triple bill is Niewelt’s adaptation of Fokine’s Petrouchka from the time of the Imperial Russian Ballet to music by Stravinsky. Our story is set inside a magical puppet workshop where the marionettes come to life.

‘Allo ‘Allo - the second is for everyone, whether you’re a ballet lover or not. This is René Artois and his friends working to thwart Herr Flick and his compatriots as the comedy is translated into dance.

The third is Transitions of (I)dentity and follows from JSLN’s success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. The tale of The Soul Searcher is extended beyond the inner struggle of who she is, who she wants to be and the constraints of society upon her.

As a part of the tour, the company is also bringing its hugely popular workshops for all ages from schoolchildren to senior citizens in care homes . There are also behind the scenes events at venues the company are performing at.

For all details of JSLN Dance Company’s visit to Halifax Playhouse and tickets please call 01422 365998 or go to

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