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Casanova – Northern Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, London, 9 May 2017

New house, as they almost say in Italy When will I be able to watch a new story ballet without having to read the synopsis first in order to understand it? There’s no question that a full-length narrative without words … Continue reading

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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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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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