Dance

COMPELLING NEW DANCE

COMPELLING NEW DANCE

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds has launched a new season of dance for spring 2017. It will open with the return of Company Chameleon, performing at the theatre for the first time since 2013, and feature debut visits from Sardoville, Rosie Kay Dance Company and new company Umanoove recently launched by Didy Veldman. […]

HEARTBREAK SWEEPS THE STAGE

HEARTBREAK SWEEPS THE STAGE

Get swept up in the passion and heartbreak as Northern Ballet brings Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s production of Romeo and Juliet to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from 11 – 15 October. A treasured classic reimagined, this is a timeless ballet for a modern audience. Set to Prokofiev’s unforgettable score, played live by […]

BALLET’S MOST FAMOUS LOVE STORY

BALLET’S MOST FAMOUS LOVE STORY

Join Northern Ballet this spring for one of ballet’s most famous love stories with the return of David Nixon OBE’s Swan Lake. Performed to Tchaikovsky’s moving score, this production is a modern take on an iconic classic with all the beauty for which Swan Lake is renowned. Opening at Leeds Grand Theatre from 3 – […]

A DRAMATIC NEW WORK

A DRAMATIC NEW WORK

Northern Ballet has always been synonymous with imaginative works but Jonathan Watkins new ballet 1984, based on George Orwell’s iconic novel, more than pushes the boundaries of the imagination . Watkins’ work is powerful and thought provoking and to bring this gripping, chilling story to the stage through dance is a major triumph. His robotic choreography […]

PERFORMANCE ARTIST WENDY HOUSTOUN BRINGS STUPID WOMEN TO LEEDS

PERFORMANCE ARTIST WENDY HOUSTOUN BRINGS STUPID WOMEN TO LEEDS

Yorkshire Dance, Leeds Friday 29 May, 7.30pm Box Office 0113 243 8765 Book securely online www.yorkshiredance.com Tickets £9.00, concessions £7.00 Suitable for ages 14+   Yorkshire Dance, in collaboration with Compass Live Art, is excited to welcome back to Leeds Wendy Houstoun, winner of the TMA Award for Achievement in Dance and the Critics’ Circle […]

Yorkshire Dance

Yorkshire Dance

Following a successful funding bid to Arts Council England, Dance Whispers will commence in March 2015 and will enable 10 youth dance groups from Yorkshire to receive a small financial contribution to support a young person to explore their choreographic ideas which, in turn, will form a new choreography for their group. The first choreography […]

ITS LOVE AT FIRST BITE

ITS LOVE AT FIRST BITE

ITS LOVE AT FIRST BITELiz Coggins reviews Northern Ballet’s Draculaat West Yorkshire PlayhouseDavid Nixon’s production of Dracula is a full bloodied show with a dramatic bite. The ballet, last performed in 2009, is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s legendary novel published in 1897. It’s a dark and sinister tale played out through Northern Ballet’s unique […]

CLEOPATRA IS A JEWEL IN NORTHERN BALLET’S CROWN

CLEOPATRA IS A JEWEL IN NORTHERN BALLET’S CROWN

A few words can describe David Nixon’s new production of Cleopatra – powerful, passionate and dramatic. In 2011 this work was the first full-length ballet to be created in the company’s new premises and was highly acclaimed by critics and public alike. Now Nixon has revived and taken a fresh look at this work with […]

The queen of all ballets: Cleopatra is back

The queen of all ballets: Cleopatra is back

Northern Ballet brings the remarkable story of one of the world’s best-known icons, Cleopatra, back to the stage at Leeds Grand Theatre from Thu 6 – Sat 15 Mar 2014. Cleopatra premiered in Leeds in February 2011 and toured extensively throughout the UK. Seen by more than 54,000 people and generating more than £1 million […]