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After wowing audiences and critics alike with his production on Casanova, Choreographer in Residence for Northern Ballet Kenneth Tindall presents Geisha, another all-new original work. Based on an extraordinary true story, the arresting production vividly portrays the collision of East and West, whilst supernatural elements swirl in the maelstrom it causes.
Geisha follows an experienced geisha named Okichi, who befriends a young trainee named Aiko. Their growing sisterly bond is tested after a meeting with American soldiers goes awry. Thrown out and dishonored by US Consul-General Harris, Okichi ends her own life, whilst a sorrowful Aiko finds love in the arms of Harris' handsome young assistant Henry. But Okichi's spirit will not rest and she returns to the world of the living to wreak havoc...
Opening night: 21 April 2020
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