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Posted by Mark Skipper on Sun 19 Jan 2014.

Today we split into two groups and I went with the small group of dancers to Hangzhou in advance of our pop-up performances on...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Sat 18 Jan 2014.

Class was not until 2.30 today so time for a lie in, some shopping or a bit of sightseeing. It was a beautiful sunny day at 20...

Posted by Northern Ballet Technical on Fri 17 Jan 2014.

All photos and videos were originally posted to Northern Ballet Technical's Facebook page. Please wait while the photos and...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Fri 17 Jan 2014.

Despite the delays in starting the fit up yesterday, the Technicians did an excellent job and finished work last night ahead of...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Thu 16 Jan 2014.

A 9am departure for Xiamen Airport.Check in was a little chaotic and the Chinese idea of queuing is a little different to ours....

Midsummer train, designed by Duncan Hayler
Posted by Mark Skipper on Wed 15 Jan 2014.

Last night after a busy day of shopping, sightseeing and visits to a spa, many of the dancers dined in the Japanese restaurant...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Tue 14 Jan 2014.

Whilst the Technicians were busy putting the set together and focusing the lights, the dancers had the day off to explore...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Mon 13 Jan 2014.

The 11 hour and 15 minute flight from Amsterdam to Xiamen was pretty uneventful other than the fact that none of the requested...

Banlam Theatre
Posted by Northern Ballet Technical on Mon 13 Jan 2014.

The Banlam Theatre All looks good for tomorrows get in. The get in through one of the four get in doors they have.find Northern...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Sun 12 Jan 2014.

Yesterday, the Technicians set off for China and are now installed in the company hotel for the next few days - the...

Northern Ballet dancers in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo Emma Kauldhar.
Posted by Northern Ballet on Sun 12 Jan 2014.

On 11 January the Technical team set off to China and today (12 January) the dancers and rest of the Northern Ballet crew...

Midsummer Thumbnail
Posted by Mark Skipper on Fri 10 Jan 2014.

After nearly a year of planning, the tour to China is upon us. Tomorrow the Technicians set off followed by the rest of us on...

Tour Blog - Karen Dixon
Posted by Dolly Williams on Fri 10 Jan 2014.

Many people know our dancers but there are lots of people in our head quarters who are important to life at Northern Ballet and...

Posted by Dolly Williams on Fri 3 Jan 2014.

It is now 2014 and we are excitedly preparing for the Spring tour but before then I had a look at the top posts from 2013. Here...

Posted by Dolly Williams on Mon 30 Dec 2013.

There are so many ballet funnies, aphorisms, puns and memes that have made us laugh and smile this year we thought we'd share...

View from the side of the stage. Photo Katherine Minor.
Posted by Katherine Minor on Fri 27 Dec 2013.

Often I find the excitement of traveling in savoring the anticipation. I love to imagine what lies ahead - what the people...

Posted by Lauren Godfrey on Mon 23 Dec 2013.

On 5, 6 and 7 December we asked you to support our Sponsor a Dancer campaign in the Big Give Christmas Challenge – and you didn...

Cinders carriage
Posted by Lauren Godfrey on Mon 23 Dec 2013.

  ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when at Quarry Hill, Not a leotard or pointe shoe sat on the sill, The studios...

Cinderella and the magician. Photo Bill Cooper.
Posted by Northern Ballet on Tue 17 Dec 2013.

Our new full-length ballet, and second of 2013, Cinderella opens tonight at Leeds Grand Theatre! A few lucky people have...

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