The Royal Ballet Gala!
I am delighted to be choreographing for The Royal Ballet as part of their special gala to reopen the New Theatre in Hull which celebrates its year as the City of Culture. It was on the stage of the Hull New Theatre that I first performed in a professional ballet and so this feels like a special and full circle moment to be creating a new work on The Royal Ballet as part of these celebrations.
MCNICOL BALLET COLLECTIVE
In January 2017 we launched the McNicol Ballet Collective. Our aim, to connect dancers and collaborators to create ambitious new ballets. August 2017 saw us invade the Royal Opera House studios to commence our first piece. Working with dancers from across Europe (Belgium, Monte Carlo, Germany and Norway) we realised our first brand new one act ballet.
We had an amazing time making a film about our work which will be up on our website in the coming weeks.
It was hard work, but a truly rewarding and fulfilling experience for us all. We're excited to reconvene back in the studio for our second creation.
More over the pond...
BalletX of Philadelphia announced that I am to be their 2018 choreographic fellow . This means I will be creating a new one act ballet for their summer season ( opening on 11 of July 2018 ) This fellowship also affords me mentorship from the co founder of Ballet X Mathew Neenam, a renowned American choreographer. Read More
After much behind the scenes work and extensive planning I am pleased to announce the launch of The McNicol Ballet Collective.
Bringing together dancers from companies across Europe, our ambition is to create new and experimental works informed by our collective experiences.
To further support us, do visit our crowd funding page and please share with friends and family.
Andrew has been invited to choreograph for the New York Choreographic Institute 2015 fall Session. Over a two week period he will create a new work on dancers from The New York City Ballet. The session will culminate on Friday, November 6, 2015 with two showings of the works-in-progress presented in the NYCB studios.
Under the new artistic direction of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Andrew has been invited to extend and develop his work Eunoia. This was originally choreographed in 2014 as part of the annual Choreolab season.
He is thrilled to return to Antwerp to develop the piece on a larger cast of 20 dancers. Eunoia will be premiered on the 18 September in Antwerp at the The Theatre 't Eilandje.
Tell Tale Steps brings together four emerging choreographers from The Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet, Scottish Ballet alongside McNicol to participate in a month long choreographic lab working with the distinctly talented dancers of Northern Ballet. Focusing on the theme of narrative and the classical ballet language, each of the choreographers will receive mentorship from artistic director David Nixon and invited guest artists. This exciting project will culminate in an informal showing on 20 June 2015 at Northern Ballet’s state of the art home in Leeds.
NEBT announce dates for 2015 performances of The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Works'
July 5 - Cheltenham Music Festival, July 7 - Richmond Theatre, Surrey, July 9 - The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
McNicol’s The Kreutzer Sonata is set against a backdrop of spectacular designs by Linbury Prize winner Emma Bailey and features live music (Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata, Janáček String Quartet No 1) performed by acclaimed concert pianist Anne Lovett, violinist Andrew Harvey and the award winning Gildas Quartet.
Royal Ballet of Flanders Premieres McNicol’s new work Eunoia. Opening at The Theatre 't Eilandje, Antwerp this work will be performed for a two week run.
December 4 - December 13, 2014.
McNicol selected as chosen choreographer to participate in Rambert Reveal, a new choreographic lab working with Mark Baldwin, Peggy Olislaegers and dancers from the Rambert Company.
McNicol receive’s his Master of the Arts graduating with distinction. Having been awarded a full scholarship to undertake a year of choreographic research, Ballet Central’s new MA professional choreographic course, is distinctively focusing on classical choreography and McNicol joins the first ever graduating cohort.
The Girls Who Wish to Marry the Star’s marks a new collaboration with composer Luke Styles and Vocal Trio Juice. Working with 3 wonderful independent dance artist McNicol will choreographed his first ever dance Opera. Performances at the QEH Southbank and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
NEBT present The Kreutzer Sonata, a new one act narrative ballet by McNicol presented alongside an exciting mixed of new works. Peacock Theatre 2 - 5 July.
Continuum, a new work my McNicol featuring original music by composer Philip Feeney will be performed by the dancers of Ballet Central at the Linbury ROH and nationwide tour.
McNicol is honoured to have been nominated for the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protege award, an arts initiative supporting gifted young individuals to receive mentorship from some of the world’s most prominent artists.