Category Archives: Northern Ballet

Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile – Northern Ballet: Richmond Theatre, 9 June 2015

Bread and Butterfly When this Madame Butterfly started it looked so much like an opera production that it was something of a jolt when the performers suddenly broke out into pirouettes rather than bursting into song. But it proved to … Continue reading

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Preview: Northen Ballet – Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile: Richmond Theatre, 9-10 June 2015

A bit of Butterfly flutters muttering by Leeds-based Northern Ballet is not only one of the UK’s finest ballet companies but also one of the world’s – in 2014 they won Best Company at the European Taglioni Ballet Awards. They’ve … Continue reading

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Autumn Gala of Dance and Song for the Yorkshire Ballet Summer School – Various Artists: Sadler’s Wells, 29 September 2013

Better than the bingo By their very nature galas can often feel bitty and faintly unsatisfactory. Not so with Yorkshire Ballet Summer School’s (YBSS) Autumn Gala of Dance and Song held at Sadler’s Wells to celebrate their 40th anniversary. This … Continue reading

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Cleopatra – Northern Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 17 May 2011

When in Rome… Or Cairo The ambitious Northern Ballet rolled into town last night with a red carpet to present their new Cleopatra to Sadler’s Wells. Relating the Egyptian queen’s story from marrying and murdering her brother Ptolemy to her … Continue reading

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