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Tales from Touring - London

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Last week the Company was in London, and what a week it was! Our first ever performances in Covent Garden and our first triple bill outside of Leeds in recent years!

After being invited to watch the Mixed Programme rehearsals during the previous week I was already highly anticipating our arrival at the Royal Opera House (ROH) and by the time my delightful Cockney cabbie pulled up outside on of London's most famous buildings I was absolutely jittering with excitement.

This week in Northern Ballet

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This week is a quiet one in the studios as the Company are casting off their form-fitting lycras in favour of fairy wings and travelling out to Norwich with A Midsummer Night's Dream. This is the home stretch of our spring tour and will see Titania and co also perform in Milton Keynes and Southampton before returning to Leeds for our final performances of the season.

Mixing it up with a Mixed Programme

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This time next week the Company will be in residence at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio Theatre with a Mixed Programme. It's an important occasion for two reasons as it's our first ever performance at the famous Covent Garden venue and this is also the first time we've performed a triple bill outside of Leeds in recent years.

If you haven't seen Northern Ballet in a Mixed Programme before then you've never seen Northern Ballet quite like this! 

This week in Northern Ballet

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This week...

This week is our final full week in the studios before the Company heads to London to perform the Mixed Programme at the Linbury Studio Theatre. The first two performances are virtually sold out but there's still tickets available for the matinee and evening performances on Saturday 10 May so book now to avoid disappointment.

Book tickets for the Mixed Programme at the Linbury

Why I love Cleopatra

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Hi everyone, it's the Ballet Geek again and in this blog I want to tell you why I love Cleopatra.

As you would expect, I did go to see Cleopatra when it first toured during 2011 but this year's revival is no less exciting regardless of whether you've seen it before or not. It's intense, sexy, glamorous, romantic and emotional, all in one go.

Welcome to Diary of a Ballet Geek

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Hello. My name is Lauren and I am a ballet-aholic.

To be honest, the whole thing snuck up on me. I never expected that in December 2009, when I innocently decided to take my Mum and Sister to see Northern Ballet's Peter Pan as an alternative to panto, it would light a spark within me that now even all the water in the English Channel would struggle to extinguish.

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