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We've teamed up with Cheshire Life to give you the chance to win the ultimate ballet experience. The prize includes two premium tickets to the performance of Cinderella at Manchester Palace Theatre at 7.30pm on Saturday 22 November 2014, with a pre-theatre dinner and overnight stay for two at The Palace Hotel.
On Friday 12 September after that day's performance of Dracula our Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, will be answering your questions about the production, the costumes, choreography, characters and more.
We invite you, whether you are attending that performance or not, to submit your questions for David.
For this week's delve into the archive we present this image from Suite Italienne, part of a Mixed Programme back in 1985...
Dancers Marcello Angelin, Daniela Buson and JEremy Kerridge in Suite Italienne.
Choreographed by Amedeo Amodio.
Photo Linda Rich.
Dracula is back at West Yorkshire Playhouse this and next week - we first performed David Nixon's take on the immortal Count back in 2005 with David Paul Kierce as one of the leads. Kierce first got his teeth in to the role when David Nixon originally created the ballet for BalletMet, Ohio.
Here's some photos from those 2005 performances...
We are almost at the première of our new children’s ballet Elves & the Shoemaker. On Saturday 13 September the Company will be heading over to The Riley Theatre at Northern School of Contemporary Theatre to perform Elves & the Shoemaker to lots of excited children – and we can’t wait!
With our upcoming production of Dracula at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, last week we ran an event in collaboration with Leeds Central Library to show appreciation for all things gothic and supernatural and to address why Dracula is still as popular as ever in today’s arts and culture.
The dancers have been back since the end of July, but today there is something of the first day of term in the air.
Dracula opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse on Friday, running till Saturday 13 September. The Technical Team are there already laying the floor, installing the sets and lighting. The dancers will be there on Thursday for technical and dress rehearsals before the curtain goes up on Friday night.
In 1985 Robert de Warren (choreographer and Artistic Director) created a new ballet based on Shakespeare's Othello. In this pic the composer, Loris Tjeknavoran discusses the music with de Warren and dancers Marcello Angelini (Othello) and Daniela Buson (Desdemona).