'Runacre-Temple captures the nuanced relationship between the three (Nannerl, Leopold and Wolfgang) with considerable skill' 

Dance Europe

 

Nannerl Mozart, according to her father, was the foremost keyboard player in Europe at just twelve years of age. Not the only musical talent in the family however, she was soon surpassed by her brilliant brother - five years her junior. 

The piece explores the complex triangular relationship between Nannerl, her brother and their father Leopold.

We know Nannerl was a composer because her compositions were praised by her brother, yet none survive today. The Kingdom of Back imagines a character in the shadows, stuck forever in her Kingdom of Back - the imaginary childhood world of the Mozart siblings - as her brother begins his journey towards immortality.

 THE KINGDOM OF BACK 

Commissioned by Northern Ballet Mixed Programme 2018/19

Music by Mozart and Frank Moon

Design Kimie Nakano

Original development with  Images Dance Company 'Mozart's Women'

THE KINGDOM OF BACK

Northern Ballet Mixed Programme 2018/19

'Runacre-Temple captures the nuanced relationship between the three (Nannerl, Leopold and Wolfgang) with considerable skill' 

Dance Europe

 

Based on the life of Nannerl Mozart, a musician and composer.

 

Music by LEOPOLD MOZART, WOLFGANG MOZART and FRANK MOON

Stage and Costume Design KIMIE NAKANO

Running time 30 mins

Photo EMMA KAULDHAR