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Elves & the Shoemaker

Northern Ballet has released details of its autumn 2015 season which includes two World Premières and will see the Company give 115 performances across 12 UK venues, maintaining its extensive reach as the widest touring ballet company in the UK. Northern Ballet, who recently won Best Company at the Taglioni European Ballet Awards, will commence its season with the World Première of Jonathan Watkins’ 1984.
1. Our ballet is inspired by the 1806 Brothers Grimm story. The tale has been adapted many times, including a version by The Muppets featuring Kermit The Frog as the shoemaker, who’s saved by a group of entertainers (The Elvises) who, naturally, make only blue suede shoes.
On Saturday 28 March we joined forces with CBeebies to bring Dancing Beebies, a very special one-day event, to Trinity Leeds.
Want to learn to dance like the characters in Elves & the Shoemaker? Watch the videos below with Mr Bloom to find out how! Remember to watch Elves & the Shoemaker on CBeebies at 11am and 5pm on 6 April – and again on iPlayer!
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Ahead of the CBeebies television adaptation broadcast of Elves & the Shoemaker over the Easter weekend, Northern Ballet announces that their new ballet for children, Tortoise & the Hare, will have its World Première in Leeds this October followed by an extensive UK tour in spring 2016.
We’ve collaborated with CBeebies to bring you Dancing Beebies, a fantastic free family event at Trinity Leeds from 10am – 4.30pm on Saturday 28 March.
Northern Ballet's Ballet Master and creator of Elves & the Shoemaker, Daniel de Andrade, tell us more about our latest ballet for children.
Who's who in the world of Elves & the Shoemaker... Bertie A poor, hard-working and kind-hearted shoemaker. He struggles to make ends meet until one night he is visited by two mysterious helpers who leave behind some magical shoes.

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