Ballet Backstage | Northern Ballet’s launch of The Great Gatsby part 2

February 21, 2013

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Ballet Backstage | Northern Ballet’s launch of The Great Gatsby part 2

The Great Gatsby preview launch  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby preview launch Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Last night I published part one of the London launch of Northern Ballet’s preview of The Great Gatsby, coming your way in March.

Ben Mitchell & Victoria Sibson  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Ben Mitchell & Victoria Sibson Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Today I want to highlight the dancer/actors of the company and these photographs showcase the drama, seduction and danger of the ballet, perfectly encapsulated in the characters that are so well drawn by the dancers, who are :

Myrtle (Victoria Sibson), Tom Wilson (Ben Mitchell), Jordan (Hannah Bateman), Tom Buchanan (Kenneth Tindall), Gatsby (Tobias Batley), Daisy (Martha Leebolt) Nick (Guiliano Contadini), and Gangster (Matthew Broadbent).

F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel was set in the 1920’s, which was also the time that photography started to become popular and more widely available. Eastman Kodak’s Box Brownie was invented in 1900, so Fitzgerald was one of the first writers to have grown up with ‘snapshot’ photography. Gatsby itself is a series of distinctive scenes that stay in the mind, which fits perfectly with photography. For this reason, I want the rest of this feature to demonstrate the versatility of Northern Ballet’s dancers, through photography.

So, as the atmosphere darkens, the photographs do the talking ….

Ben Mitchell & Victoria Sibson  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Ben Mitchell & Victoria Sibson Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Ben Mitchell  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Ben Mitchell Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Northern Ballet's Artistic Director and Choreographer of The Great Gatsby, David Nixon  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director and Choreographer of The Great Gatsby, David Nixon Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Kenneth Tindall and (just in shot) Martha Leebolt  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Kenneth Tindall and (just in shot) Martha Leebolt Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Kenneth Tindall  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Kenneth Tindall Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman & Guiliano Contadini Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman & Guiliano Contadini Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman & Guiliano Contadini Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman, Guiliano Contadini and Martha Leebolt  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman, Martha Leebolt & Guiliano Contadini Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman, Guiliano Contadini, Kenneth Tindall and Martha Leebolt  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman, Martha Leebolt, Guiliano Contadini and Kenneth Tindall Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman and Kenneth Tindall  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman and Kenneth Tindall Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Martha Leebolt, Kenneth Tindall and Tobias Batley  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Martha Leebolt, Kenneth Tindall and Tobias Batley Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Hannah Bateman Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Kenneth Tindall and Martha Leebolt  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Kenneth Tindall and Martha Leebolt Photograph : Cheryl Angear

You can buy The Great Gatsby novel, which includes some academic notes, here :

The Great Gatsby (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)


List Price: £1.99 GBP
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You can buy tickets to see The Great Gatsby ballet on tour from Saturday 2nd March 2013 via Northern Ballet’s website.

Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby London launch preview  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby London launch preview Photograph : Cheryl Angear

 

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