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String Trio - Concert Series Blog

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Northern Ballet Sinfonia Orchestra Leader, Geoffrey Allan, tells us about the forthcoming String Trio Concert at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre at Northern Ballet. From the players, through the tight rehearsal schedule to a behind-the-scenes insight into life on tour...

Get fit for Summer!

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Summer is here and it’s time to get fit, tone up and get dancing with Northern Ballet Academy’s Open Classes.

For the rest of this term Northern Ballet Academy are offering half price classes in contemporary and jazz to get the people of Leeds up and dancing and ready for the beach! That means classes are just £3.25 each.

Quarry Hill Festival

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Saturday 2 July 2011

10.00am – 6pm

Quarry Hill Festival, 2 July 2011

Quarry Hill Festival is a day of free performances, workshops, classes and behind-the-scenes insights from some of Leeds’ leading cultural organisations all based on and around the Quarry Hill area of the city.

Choreographic Showcase

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Photo Bill Cooper

Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre dancers are turning their hands to choreography for their first ever showcase of work at their home on Quarry Hill. The Choreographic Showcase will be performed on 17 and 18 June at 7.30pm in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre.

National Lottery Awards 2011: Vote for us

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Vote Now

Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre’s landmark powerhouse for inventive dance has reached the semi-finals of the Best Arts Project category in The National Lottery Awards 2011.

Ed Vazey on Cleopatra

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Magical, incredible, spellbinding Cleopatra in the words of Ed Vazey

Star Reviews for Cleopatra

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Through the night of the London premiere the stars told us what they thought of the production...

Frances Barber, photo Ryan Hopkinson

Frances Barber

I thought it was absolutely fantastic. Absolutely stunning. I have played Cleopatra so I followed every single moment and wish that in my dreams I could have ever been as elegant as the Cleopatra tonight. It was absolutely marvellous. Loved it.

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Sinophobia and Me

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Or How the Yak Nearly Ruined the Hole in Stacy’s Heart

Wayne Sleep at Northern Ballet

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A Different Dynamic Limited in association with Steve Hughes for Northern Ballet present

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Without Mezze

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Bereft. That’s what we are. The Northern Ballet foyer no longer bristles with the wary fascination of bystanders as Levantes Theatre mixed cupcakes, made paper-chains, flew paper aeroplanes, and scattered confetti into the early gloaming. The car park is no longer fronted by Laura Mugridge’s deep yellow camper van – part performance, part squatter. Tea is no longer served four times a day, nor can one have an exclusive audience with one’s roads-not-travelled six times a day. In short, Mezze’s over and I’m miffed.

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