The BA flight from Manchester to Heathrow was an hour late departing but only reduced the time to wait for the Beijing flight so did not create any problems. We can now stop worrying about the weather for a week until it is time to return home on 6 January! Almost as soon as check in was complete at the hotel, it was time for the Press Conference.
We have set off on our third international tour of the year. This time to Beijing where we will be giving three performances of Romeo & Juliet and two performances of Madame Butterfly in the state of the art National Centre for Performing Arts. As always the Technical Department has gone one day in advance to start the fit up. All went well with the flights and despite the recent bad weather the flights from Manchester to Amsterdam and then onwards to Beijing were close to the scheduled times.
When Hawksworth Wood Primary came to Northern Ballet
Hawksworth Wood Primary were the first school to come and visit us for a creative workshop in our new building. The workshop consisted of different elements such as a warm up, learning dance steps, creating their own sequences and performing the pieces.
Northern Ballet returns to China this January with two of the Company’s best-loved productions: Madame Butterfly and Romeo & Juliet . The Company will perform at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing from 1 to 5 January 2011.
We're very excited today as Gok Wan is in the building filming for his upcoming series of Gok's Fashion Fix. We managed to sneak in and get some snaps of the set being put together, and we'll be back later so check back to see Gok in action!
Nearly 200 people braved the weather on Friday night to attend The Nutcracker Christmas Dinner. The Harvey Nichols champagne reception soon got everyone in the party spirit and the guests were completely enthralled by the magical performance of The Nutcracker.