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Madame Butterfly Choreography, Costume Design and Set Design Concept David Nixon OBE Production Manager and Cad Draughtsmen Steve Wilkins Lighting Design Alastair West Set Construction Griz Pedley Scenic Artist Stephanie Pasiewicz Music Giacomo Puccini Music Director John Pryce-Jones
Stunning photography for Madame Butterfly taken by Jason Tozer and Perpetuum Mobile taken by Brian Slater.
Northern Ballet’s uniquely expressive dancers will perform two spectacular ballets in one evening. Be transported to Japan as the Company presents its much-loved and heartbreakingly tragic Madame Butterfly. The inspiration for the world famous musical Miss Saigon, the story of Madame Butterfly tells of the doomed love affair between an American Naval Lieutenant and his young Japanese bride, Butterfly. Madly in love and prepared to sacrifice everything, Butterfly’s world falls apart when she is abandoned and betrayed.
Following the announcement that Northern Ballet is to première an adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 by Jonathan Watkins in September 2015, the Leeds-based Company, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary year, has released details of its plans for spring 2015 with a season of iconic love stories giving 134 performances across 28 venues in the UK.
From Twitter to forums and review pages we bring together the thoughts and opinions of people who have seen Perpetual Motion with links back to the original post.. ...so romantic for the St Valentine’s season. Charles Hutchinson for The York Press
Making Kenneth Tindall's Project #1 Video of BI3QnL0YH7k Featuring interviews with dancers and amazing rehearsal footage this video gives an insight into the creation of Kenneth Tindall's first choreographic work.
Production photos from Perpetual Motion, Northern Ballet's mixed bill at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre from 9 - 18 February, 2012. All photos taken by Brian Slater.
Christopher Hampson, choreographer of Perpetuum Mobile and soon to be Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet, talks to us about this work set to music by Bach. He also talks about working with our dancers, the evolution of work over the years and just how busy he is this year...
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