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Powerhouse for dance heads to London as Northern Ballet makes inaugural visit to the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre
Big Ballet may have seen their last curtain call but the stage door is always open with Northern Ballet  
Enjoy this selection of these Cleopatra rehearsal photos taken by Justin Slee ahead of the première in February 2011.
Yesterday's PM programme on Radio 4 featured a piece about narrative ballet, Northern Ballet's new production of Cleopatra and the Royal Ballet's first new full-length work in 20 years, Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The report talks about the importance, and difficulty, in creating a full-length narrative ballet, something which Northern Ballet takes great pride in achieving.
Northern Ballet – a brief history 1969 – 1976 Artistic Director: Laverne Meyer Canadian-born dramatic dancer, Laverne Meyer, sets up Northern Dance Theatre in 1969. The Company has 11 dancers and quickly gains a strong identity and loyal audience. The emphasis is on small-scale classical and modern works. The Company builds a strong identity and a loyal audience in the North.
A fascinating video showing the making of Northern Ballet's Dangerous Liaisons.
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