Tag Archives: Cleopatra

Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers to be staged on two sides of the globe this autumn

June 10, 2014

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Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers to be staged on two sides of the globe this autumn Northern Ballet’s A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers are to be staged by The Royal New Zealand Ballet and Alberta Ballet on opposite sides of the globe this autumn. The two companies are working […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Giuliano Contadini, Soloist, Northern Ballet

January 6, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Giuliano Contadini, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My special protein shake. It wakes me up much faster than my alarm. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? It’s the […]

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Northern Ballet’s most powerful heroine returns to the stage in 2014

August 5, 2013

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She’s back: Northern Ballet’s most powerful heroine returns to the stage in 2014   Northern Ballet launches its spring 2014 tour with the return of one of the most infamous women in history. Cleopatra is back in a season of stunning ballet that also includes performances of the Company’s new production, Cinderella, and the continued […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet

February 15, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s always a little hard to get going at the start of the working week! At South African Mzansi Ballet, we generally work a six day week and my day off is usually spent doing […]

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Northern Ballet to stage American classic The Great Gatsby

October 4, 2012

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Northern Ballet to stage American classic The Great Gatsby Northern Ballet’s new full length production, The Great Gatsby, is the must see ballet for 2013. With choreography, direction and costumes by Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, co-direction by Patricia Doyle and sets by Jerôme Kaplan, The Great Gatsby promises to be a stunning retelling of […]

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From Student to Star | Mariana Rodrigues, Northern Ballet

August 5, 2012

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From Student to Star | Mariana Rodrigues, Northern Ballet From Student to Star is an interview series featuring Graduates from vocational ballet schools as they begin their professional careers. Ballet News will be following them periodically to keep you up to date with their progress and whether the reality of ballet life lives up to […]

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Northern Ballet in ‘Arts Troubleshooter’ documentary this weekend

May 21, 2012

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Michael Lynch, and Northern Ballet Dancers: Victoria Goldsmith, Josh Barwick, Hannah Bateman, Kenny Tindall, Stage at Theatre Royal in Newcastle - (C) Wall to Wall - Photographer: Dominique Belcourt

Northern Ballet in Arts Troubleshooter documentary Last week I reported that Northern Ballet were to feature in a BBC documentary called Arts Troubleshooter, to be broadcast this weekend. What’s in store ? The programme follows Michael Lynch, former Chief Executive of the Southbank Centre in London & the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, as he works […]

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Northern Ballet BBC documentary to be broadcast in May

May 16, 2012

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Northern Ballet BBC documentary to be broadcast in May   A documentary featuring Northern Ballet is to be broadcast on BBC2 on Saturday 26 May at 8.15pm. ‘Arts Troubleshooter’ is a two-part series which sees arts expert Michael Lynch[1] at two unique English arts organisations facing serious challenges. The first programme in the series follows […]

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Northern Ballet to stage American classic The Great Gatsby

March 26, 2012

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Northern Ballet to stage American classic The Great Gatsby Northern Ballet is thrilled to announce an exciting new full-length ballet, The Great Gatsby, for 2013.   Choreographed by David Nixon OBE, the ballet will be adapted from the classic novel by F Scott Fitzgerald. On New York’s Long Island, in the heady, indulgent days of […]

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Northern Ballet | A Beauty of a Ballet

March 16, 2012

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Beauty and the Beast, NORTHERN BALLET

Northern Ballet | A Beauty of a Ballet Northern Ballet is taking new production Beauty & the Beast on a five venue Spring tour, which be followed by a six venue Autumn Tour. Beauty & the Beast premiered at Leeds Grand Theatre this Christmas to widespread critical acclaim, with record breaking box office takings. This […]

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Northern Ballet premieres A Beauty of a Ballet | Beauty & the Beast

December 12, 2011

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Northern Ballet premieres A Beauty of a Ballet this weekend Northern Ballet is premiering its second new production of the year, Beauty & the Beast, at Leeds Grand Theatre this Christmas from 17 – 31 December. This follows the success of Cleopatra, which has taken over £1m at the box office since its world première in […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Herman Cornejo, Principal, American Ballet Theatre

December 5, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Herman Cornejo, Principal, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I have to admit that I’m not a morning person, but I feel very lucky to live out my dream as my job. Sometimes there’s not one specific motivation to go into the studio every morning […]

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Northern Ballet launches ‘Sponsor a Dancer’ campaign

October 20, 2011

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Northern Ballet Media Release For Immediate Release 20 October 2011   Northern Ballet launches ‘Sponsor a Dancer’ campaign Northern Ballet has announced a new fundraising campaign which aims to fill a gap in government funding and ensure that the Company can retain its full complement of 40 dancers. The campaign was launched last night at […]

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Northern Ballet | A Beauty of a Ballet

October 18, 2011

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Northern Ballet media release For immediate release October 2011   Northern Ballet | A Beauty of a Ballet   Northern Ballet is premiering its second new production of the year, Beauty & the Beast, at Leeds Grand Theatre this Christmas from 17 – 31 December. This follows the success of Cleopatra, which has taken over […]

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Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra tour & Projection Mapping

September 26, 2011

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Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra tour & Projection Mapping   Projection designs by Nina Dunn of creative agency Knifedge are to take centre stage when Northern Ballet’s acclaimed production of Cleopatra goes on tour to Nottingham, Woking and Norwich this Autumn. Since its premiere earlier this year, Northern Ballet’s new ballet has received much acclaim for its bold, modern […]

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Northern Ballet | Fantastical fairytales for Autumn/Winter

June 24, 2011

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Northern Ballet media release For immediate release 24th June 2011 Fantastical fairytales, iconic Egyptians, Shakespearian tragedy and seasonal cheer from the Northern Ballet this Autumn / Winter Northern Ballet will bring a mix of seasonal cheer and gripping tragedy to theatres across the UK with its autumn and winter 2011 tour, which will see the […]

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Sugar Plum moments with Martha Leebolt, Premier Dancer with Northern Ballet

May 22, 2011

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Sugar Plum moments with Northern Ballet Principal, Martha Leebolt I’m comparing toes with Cleopatra, a.k.a. Martha Leebolt, and it’s caught me slightly by surprise. How many prima ballerinas do you know who would, unprompted, whip off their shoes and show you their feet ? Leebolt’s are strong & tiny, with no discernable marks from a […]

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Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra – the Queen of the Nile reigns at Sadlers Wells

May 18, 2011

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Cleopatra Northern Ballet Sadlers Wells, London 17th May 2011 “At the moment of death does our life flash before our eyes and if so, does our killer, staring into our eyes, see it too?”  Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon asks the question, posing it as the premise for his story of Cleopatra. Cleopatra. Seductive, […]

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Northern Ballet triumphs with Cleopatra

March 5, 2011

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Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra opened last weekend in Leeds. As I couldn’t be there, I’d like to show you some photographs from the show, and a video clip taken into the audience by Northern Ballet, after the performance.  Loving Kenneth’s hair ! Well done everyone at Northern Ballet. Here is the video clip of the audience […]

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Northern Ballet’s CLEOPATRA – video

December 2, 2010

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Cleopatra.  I brought you exclusive costume designs and rehearsal footage recently. Here is the official trailer !

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