Dance

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 […]

Shall we dance? New classes to start.

Shall we dance? New classes to start.

Join the thrill of the next Shall we dance tea dance at Dewsbury Town Hall on Wednesday 24 April at Dewsbury Town Hall for an afternoon of ballroom, Latin and sequence dance. The increasingly popular tea dances see around 100 people going through their steps so the advice is to book your ticket early at […]

Flamenco at City Varieties

Flamenco at City Varieties

City Varieties Music Hall welcomes a night of authentic flamenco music and dance on Monday 18th February with the Juan Martin Ensemble. Juan is revered as a legend of Spanish flamenco guitar and has been voted one of the world’s greatest guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine. Guitar, vocals and dance combine to capture the true […]

National Youth Dance Festival

National Youth Dance Festival

National Youth Dance Festival comes to Leeds The next national youth dance festival U.Dance 2013 will be held across Leeds next summer, bringing together hundreds of talented young dancers to perform over 3 days on the city’s most prestigious stages. Leeds was chosen to host this celebration out of other UK cities for many reasons, […]