Northern Ballet’s brilliance at narrative dance is proven once again in their new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. The company's clear and expressive style, in which classical steps merge with the fluidity of contemporary dance, quickly draws you in to the story, each step they perform filled with meaning and emotion. In narrative ballets there are so often moments where movement is indulged at the expense of the story, but in choreographer Cathy Marston's hands, this short, two-act ballet keeps its focus.
Victoria Sibson and Javier Torres in Northern Ballet's “Jane Eyre” by Cathy Marston. Photograph by Emma Kauldhar