Bintley's incredible Aladdin, choreographed for the NTT in 2008, returns for another run. Its return has been much anticipated.
In more ways than one, the dancers of the NNT Ballet made a leap forward when they first mounted this special production. The ballet will be performed with a number of changes made since its premiere.
Aladdin has something to offer for people of all ages, and it is that rare work that offers a perfect balance of entertainment and artistry – making it one that will delight both those new to ballet and aficionados alike.
One of the most pleasurable experiences of my choreographic life was the creation of 'Aladdin' for the dancers of the N.N.T.T. I won't go so far as to say it was one the easiest experiences, but certainly a period of my life that I will always treasure. Living and working with the Company, seeing them grow into their roles and delight in the pleasures of creating dance themselves and not simply interpreting the work of others, was a great joy. I am very excited for the return of the new, slightly revised 'Aladdin'.
- David Bintley
Aladdin is a young ne'er-do-well living with his mother. The story begins as he one day comes in possession of a strange lamp. Aladdin with the lamp djinni goes on an adventure to rescue the princess of Morocco, where he grows through encountering and overcoming obstacles along the way···