Dance

DANCE ON

DANCE ON

An iconic weekly event from the 90s that embedded itself firmly in the fabric of Leeds culture is making a much-anticipated comeback for one night only. Fresh Jive was one of the UK’s most prolific hip hop events after launching in Leeds in 1998. Pioneering a movement in hip hop culture, it brought together local breakdancers […]

CINDERELLA GETS THE BOURNE IDENTITY

CINDERELLA GETS THE BOURNE IDENTITY

  With the auditorium lights dimly lit you are left in no doubt as you take your seats that this is going to be a very different version of Cinderella. The opening moments of the ballet catapult us straight away into war-time London and the blitz with a Pathe news reel and what follows is […]

NORTHERN BALLET’S NEW PROGRAMME

NORTHERN BALLET’S NEW PROGRAMME

There’s an exciting new year ahead with the Northern Ballet 2018 Autumn season. A festive classic, David Nixon OBE’s The Nutcracker follows young Clara as her Christmas dreams come true. As her Nutcracker doll proves to be no ordinary toy, Clara is whisked away on the magical journey of a lifetime through a winter wonderland […]

ON YOUR TOES

ON YOUR TOES

Northern Ballet will open its autumn season with its new adaptation of John Boyne’s bestselling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, following a successful première this spring. Telling the story of an unlikely friendship blossoming through the disturbing events of World War II, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas sees a child’s innocent curiosity […]

HERE COME THE GIRLS

HERE COME THE GIRLS

Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre returns to its home stage in September with a performance that celebrates the exceptional female talent within the company. Led by Artistic Director and Yorkshire Woman of the Year, Sharon Watson, the evening promises to be a vibrant showcase of dance championing the work of its own female choreographers. “Last year […]

NORTHERN BALLET’S NEW SEASON

NORTHERN BALLET’S NEW SEASON

Northern Ballet will open its spring 2018 season with Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre at Leeds Grand Theatre in March. The first revival since its 2016 world première, Jane Eyre is the ultimate dramatic tale of romance and one woman’s indomitable spirit. This ballet is based on the famous novel by Charlotte Brontë and has been […]

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 […]