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Christopher Gable took over as Artistic Director or Northern Ballet Theatre in 1987 and in 1988 the Company staged a lavish production of The Amazing Adventures of Don Quixote, choreographed by Michael Pink.
This photo shows dancer Julia Sommers as Dulcina with Christopher Gable as the eponymous Don Q in the dream sequence from act 2.
This week's trip to the archive reveals an image from 1986 of Ancient Airs and Dances choreographed by Michael Corder with music by Ottorino Respighi and designs from Charles Maude.
Ancient Airs and Dances received its World Premiére at Bradford Alhambra Theatre on June 16 1986 and this photo was taken by the celebrated Leslie E. Spatt.
Dancers Jayne Regan and Paul Thrussell in Lipizzaner, choreographed by the great Gillian Lynne in 1989. Photo by Ian Woollams.
On Sunday 14 December the performance of Peter Pan will be very special and tinged with sadness. It will be the farewell performance of a dancer who has performed with Northern Ballet for over twenty-one years, Mr Darren Goldsmith.
He is a brilliant dancer, a fantastic actor and a wonderful stage presence. Here I present just a few images from his career with Northern Ballet...
In 1981 Robert de Warren created a new version of A Midsummer Night's Dream with production designs by first-time ballet designer Clive Lavagna. His costumes were very modern for the time, with body-suits to allow the audience to admire the dancer's movements, poise and athleticism.
The music used was, of course, Mendelssohn's famous score with additional pieces from his Songs Without Words all arranged by Leonard Salzedo.
Here are Lynn Jezzard as Titania and Martin Gurnett as Oberon, photo by Roger Alexander.