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May enewsletter

This is an enewsletter from May 2013 kept here for archive purposes.

Northern Ballet's May enewsletter


Stars set to shine for The Great Gatsby in London
Over 49,000 people have now seen The Great Gatsby. A fantastically successful national tour ends with a bang next week with sold-out performances at Sadler's Wells and a VIP London première. A host of famous faces from TV and Radio stars to fashion designers will grace the red carpet at the glamorous Gatsby extravaganza - watch this space!
Watch clips
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Spotlight on international talent in Mixed Programme
This June we return home to Leeds with a showcase of choreography: Hans van Manen's Concertante, Mark Godden's Angels in the Architecture and Kenneth Tindall's Luminous Junc•ture.
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Dancer of the month
We catch up with First Soloist Ashley Dixon who joined Northern Ballet almost nine years ago. Get to know him a little better in our new video and 60 seconds feature.
Meet Ashley Dixon
60 seconds with Ashley Dixon
Sponsor Ashley
Kenneth Tindall has The Ultimate Form
In a stunning collaboration with The Hepworth Wakefield Kenneth Tindall has created a performance piece with visual artist Linder Sterling entitled The Ultimate Form. You can see this free outdoor performance at The Hepworth on Sat 11 May, 2pm - 4pm.
Booking is essential.
Watch rehearsal footage
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Journey into your imagination
Children aged 6 - 14 can join us in Leeds for the Northern Ballet Summer Course (27 - 30 August) to explore stories from our productions, learn new skills and create a performance inspired by journeys.
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This month at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
With bold choreography and vibrant costumes and set, Levantes Dance Theatre brings Two Peas Without a Pod.
Plus, we present the next Northern Ballet Sinfonia Ensemble concert, Violin at the Movies, and comedian The Boy with Tape on His Face.
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  Something Else You Might Like  
In Cloud Country at Harewood House
Curated by Iwona Blazwick and Diane Howse Countess of Harewood, this unique exhibition features works from the 18th to the 21st century, including Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Edgar Degas, Joan Miro, William Morris and J.M.W. Turner.
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Philip Pullman's I was a Rat!
Philip Pullman's fantasy tale of a mysterious, ratty page boy who appears on the doorstep of an elderly couple, is brought to life in this magical production for ages 7 and above at the City Varieties this month.
'stunning… truly beautiful performances'
The Telegraph
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  What's on  
The Great Gatsby
London Sadler's Wells
Tue 14 - Sat 18 May 2013
0844 412 4300
Ugly Duckling
Touring throughout 2013 to:
London Sadler's Wells
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Woking New Victoria Theatre
Nottingham Theatre Royal
Mixed Programme
Leeds Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Wed 5 - Sun 9 June 2013
Box Office 0113 220 8008
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse Audio Described available
Fri 6 - Sat 14 Sep 2013
Box Office 0113 213 7700
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tue 17 - Sat 21 Sep 2013
Box Office 08448 11 21 21
Woking New Victoria Theatre Audio Described available
Tue 24 - Sat 28 Sep 2013
Box Office 0844 871 7645
Nottingham Theatre Royal Audio Described available
Tue 1 - Sat 5 Oct 2013
Box Office 0115 989 5555
A Christmas Carol
Norwich Theatre Royal
Wed 9 - Sat 12 Oct 2013
Box Office 01603 630 000
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
Tue 29 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2013
Box Office 01227 787787
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
Tue 5 - Sat 9 Nov 2013
Box Office 0114 249 6000
On sale 18 May
Bradford Alhambra Theatre
Wed 13 - Sat 16 Nov 2013
Box Office 01274 432000
Manchester Palace Theatre
Tue 19 - Sat 23 Nov 2013
Box Office 0844 871 3019
Three Little Pigs
Leeds Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Mon 28 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2013
Box Office 0113 220 8008
Relaxed performance available Relaxed Performance available
Our next ballet for children now on sale
Leeds Grand Theatre Audio Described available
Tue 17 Dec 2013 - Sat 4 Jan 2014
(Preview perfomance Mon 16 Dec 2013)
Box Office 0844 848 2700
Audio Description available Audio Described performance available
Northern Ballet
Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA
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