A brand new ballet from artist Linder Sterling and The Northern BalletLinder Sterling and The Northern Ballet meld artwork and movement to explore depictions of the feminine in this new ballet – Children Of The Mantic Stain. Linder is an artist and musician famous for her role in the punk and post-punk arts and music scene in Manchester in the mid-1970s.
Her new ballet Children of the Mantic Stain is inspired by an earlier artwork, Diagrams Of Love: Marriage Of Eyes (2015), a gun-tufted wool rug backed with gold lamé created in collaboration with Dovecot Tapestry Studio for British Art Show 8.
Cut in a spiral form and incorporated into the ballet performance, the rug’s references include Surrealist artist Ithell Colquhoun’s notion of automatism, or the Mantic Stain, meditative labyrinths and Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures. In much of her work, Linder examines the way that women are depicted across visual culture, drawing attention to institutionalised misogyny.
Children of the Mantic Stain is inspired by and incorporates Diagrams of Love. The ballet is produced in collaboration with choreographer Kenneth Tindall, fashion designer Christopher Shannon and composer Maxwell Sterling, and will be performed by dancers from Northern Ballet.
Event runtime: 6:30pm-7:30pm. This event is free and entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. We need your card details to store the event information in "My Tickets", but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.
This event will take place in the Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall.