Tag Archives: Leeds

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

February 21, 2013

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Hannah Bateman Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Ballet Backstage | Northern Ballet’s launch of The Great Gatsby part 2 Last night I published part one of the London launch of Northern Ballet’s preview of The Great Gatsby, coming your way in March. Today I want to highlight the dancer/actors of the company and these photographs showcase the drama, seduction and danger of the […]

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Ballet Backstage | Northern Ballet launches The Great Gatsby

February 20, 2013

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Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley. Photograph Cheryl Angear

Northern Ballet launches The Great Gatsby with London preview There were diamonds on the tables, feathers in the air and a buzz in the crowd for the London launch of Northern Ballet’s new work, The Great Gatsby, which premieres in Leeds on Saturday 2nd March 2013. We were treated to three scenes from the ballet, […]

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London 2012 Festival ends with a triumphant final weekend of musical celebration and outdoor performances

September 10, 2012

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London 2012 Festival ends with a triumphant final weekend of musical celebration and outdoor performances   London 2012 Festival has ended its 12-week, UK wide celebration, bringing together leading artists from across the world and the UK, marking the finale of the Cultural Olympiad.  Over 13,500 events were staged in 1,270 venues in villages, towns […]

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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 announce first short ballet for small people

June 12, 2012

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Northern Ballet announce first short ballet for small people   Ugly Duckling, Northern Ballet’s first short ballet for small people, will be performed in Leeds this autumn. Supported by Leeds Inspired the project is designed to encourage children to see their first ballet and introduce young families across Leeds to Northern Ballet. Ugly Duckling will […]

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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 | 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 Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall in Choreographic Debut with Project #1

January 29, 2012

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Northern Ballet’s Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall in Choreographic Debut with Project #1 | Perpetual Motion mixed bill including Christopher Hampson’s Perpetuum Mobile You know that feeling, when you’re just about to drift off to sleep and your brain keeps throwing out random thoughts and ideas that keep you awake, often because you’ve no idea where […]

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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 announces Spring 2012 tour

December 23, 2011

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Northern Ballet announces Spring 2012 tour Northern Ballet will be bringing fairytale magic, Japanese beauty and the roaring twenties to theatres across the UK this Spring. The spring tour will open with Perpetual Motion, the Company’s first programme of short dance pieces in their new home, at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds […]

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Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre win Best Arts Project at the National Lottery Awards

November 7, 2011

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Northern Ballet media release 7 November 2011 For immediate release   Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre win Best Arts Project at the National Lottery Awards   Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre have won the National Lottery Award’s Best Arts Project 2011 for their new purpose-built headquarters in central Leeds. The award was announced on Saturday […]

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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 join Leeds Canvas as part of the Cultural Olympiad

August 10, 2011

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Leeds Canvas Media Release For immediate release 10 August 2011 Northern Ballet collaborates with 7 other key arts organisations  Leeds becomes a canvas as part of Cultural Olympiad The countdown to Yorkshire’s Cultural Olympiad activity begins today with the launch of the brand new Leeds Canvas website. Leeds Canvas was selected in 2009 as the Yorkshire […]

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Ballet NEWS | Northern Ballet open the doors of their £12 million home

December 24, 2010

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For immediate release Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre open the doors of their £12 million home Leeds based dance companies Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre are throwing open the doors of their new home, on Quarry Hill, on Saturday 22 January 2011 from 11.30am – 5pm for a fun packed Open Day. The Open […]

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