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Northern Ballet announces new Cinderella for Christmas 2013

December 19, 2012

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Northern Ballet goes to the ball As The Nutcracker returns to packed houses in Leeds Grand Theatre this Christmas, Northern Ballet is excited to announce plans for Christmas yet to come. The Company will bring the ultimate rags to riches fairytale to the stage in December 2013 with a magical new production of Cinderella by […]

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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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Northern Ballet welcomes ten new dancers for next season

June 29, 2012

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Northern Ballet welcomes ten new dancers for next season   Northern Ballet welcomes ten new dancers to the Company for the autumn season and bids a sad farewell to three popular dancers, well-known to Northern Ballet audiences.   Five additions to the corps de ballet include Jessica Cohen from California and a graduate of the […]

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Northern Ballet announces season of mermaids, butterflies, fairies and fiends

June 27, 2012

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Northern Ballet's Ondine - Martha Leebolt as Ondine

Northern Ballet announces season of mermaids, butterflies, fairies and fiends Northern Ballet starts a new season in its home city of Leeds with the UK première of David Nixon’s Ondine, which will be performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 8 to 15 September.  This is a rare treat for classical ballet fans as the heartbreaking […]

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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 dancer Kenneth Tindall nominated at International Competition for Choreographers

May 14, 2012

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Northern Ballet dancer Kenneth Tindall nominated at International Competition for Choreographers Northern Ballet Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall has been invited to compete for an award at the 26th International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover for his debut choreography Project #1. Originally created for a Northern Ballet Choreographic Workshop performance in the summer of 2011, Project […]

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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 | Perpetual Motion Mixed Bill

February 9, 2012

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Project # 1 Tobias Batley and Martha Leebolt Photo Brian Slater

Northern Ballet | Perpetual Motion | Mixed Bill premiered tonight Northern Ballet opens its spring tour with Perpetual Motion, the Company’s first programme of short dance pieces performed at its award-winning headquarters. Tonight saw the premiere of Northern Ballet’s Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall’s choreographic debut – Project #1. The Mixed Bill continues until 18th February […]

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Northern Ballet’s Madame Butterfly

February 6, 2012

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Ayana Kanda as Butterfly in Northern Ballet’s Madame Butterfly. Photo by Jason Tozer

Northern Ballet’s Madame Butterfly Northern Ballet media release For immediate release 6th February 2012 Northern Ballet to perform classic tragedy Madame Butterfly Northern Ballet is performing Madame Butterfly at the Leeds Grand Theatre from 29 February to 10 March, following successful performances of the production in Beijing last year. Madame Butterfly is directed and choreographed […]

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Northern Ballet in Perpetual Motion at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

January 25, 2012

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Northern Ballet Dancer Hannah Bateman. Photo by Jason Tozer

Northern Ballet in Perpetual Motion at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre Northern Ballet opens its spring tour with Perpetual Motion, the Company’s first programme of short dance pieces to be performed at its award-winning headquarters. Performances will take place from 9 – 18 February in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, in Northern Ballet’s centre […]

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Northern Ballet | Sky Arts 2 HD | Beauty and the Beast

January 14, 2012

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Northern Ballet | Sky Arts goes behind the scenes as the company creates Beauty and the Beast How many times have you heard cries of “we’re not ready yet” or, “it’s not finished” when opening night looms for a new ballet ?  We saw it in Agony & Ecstasy : A Year with English National […]

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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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Ballet News | SOUTH AFRICA SCOOPS 2 BRONZE MEDALS AT THE 2011 GENEE

October 27, 2011

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SOUTH AFRICA SCOOPS 2 BRONZE MEDALS AT THE 2011 GENEE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GENÉE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION 2011  Recognised as one of the ballet world’s most prestigious competitions and the flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Genée International Ballet Competition, held at the Artscape Opera House on Sunday 9 October, finished […]

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Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker

October 17, 2011

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      Northern Ballet Media Release For immediate release 17 October 2011 Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker The world’s favourite ballet … awakening childlike imagination in us all   Northern Ballet will bring to life everyone’s favourite festive story, The Nutcracker, at theatres across the UK this October and November. The production will be touring to […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Young British Dancer of the Year Award 2011

February 10, 2011

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PRESS RELEASE The Young British Dancer of the Year Award 2011 (YBDY) commences with preliminary rounds on Saturday 12 March with the final taking place at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House Covent Garden on Saturday 19 March. Manuel Legris, Artistic Director of Vienna State Opera Ballet, becomes Chairman of the YBDY 2011 panel […]

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The Queen of the ballet – BALLET NEWS WORLD EXCLUSIVE

November 17, 2010

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Cleopatra.  Her very name has stirred within you a reaction, no ?  Seductive, sensual Egypt mashed up against the male-dominated barbarism of ancient Rome.  The perfect incompatibility. David Nixon’s compelling interpretation of Cleopatra’s story for Northern Ballet casts a spotlight on her pivotal liaisons with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, and on Monday night the […]

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