In Rehearsal: A Sneak Peek at Linder Sterling’s New Ballet

	Northern Ballet dancers Hannah Bateman, Jessica Morgan and Victoria Sibson in <em>The Ultimate Form</em> rehersal</p>
	Northern Ballet dancers Michela Paolacci and Nicola Gervasi in The Ultimate Form by Kenneth Tindall. Photo Darren Goldsmith</p>
	Northern Ballet dancer Jessica Morgan in rehersal</p>

Extract from by Frieze blog by Carol Huston

"On 12 December 2012, a small audience gathered in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre on the ground floor of Northern Ballet in Leeds. A photographer and cinematographer hovered around the rehearsing ballerinas, who were adorned in neon catsuits. Electro neo-trance boomed throughout the high-ceilinged theatre, as though foreshadowing the open rehearsal we were about to witness. This was the first public rehearsal of The Ultimate Form, artist Linder Sterling’s latest performance piece commissioned by The Hepworth Wakefield, which will premier on 31 January 2013 at the opening of Linder’s retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris and will travel to The Hepworth Wakefield in May 2013. The Ultimate Form combines the choreography of Northern Ballet’s award-winning Kenneth Tindall, a musical score by Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum, and costumes by designer Pam Hogg".

Read the full article on the Frieze blog