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The Great Gatsby

This resource pack is designed to give teachers an insight into Northern Ballet's production of The Great Gatsby, and to provide creative ideas that can be used in the classroom. It is particularly suitable for teachers working with pupils in dance and drama.
Northern Ballet dancers in excerpts from David Nixon's The Great Gatsby. Filmed during it's première run at Leeds Grand Theatre, March 2013. Music by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett and performed by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. More videos from The Great Gatsby
As the buzz builds to our première of The Great Gatsby the press are publishing their previews... Yorkshire Post Interpreting the Gatsby era through dance Nick Ahad - 1 Mar 2013 Tomorrow night Northern Ballet unveils the latest work from artistic director David Nixon. Arts correspondent Nick Ahad watches the choreographer in rehearsal.
It's seems that the very mention of The Great Gatsby is enough to get people excited. With our new production coming to theatres in 2013 here we've gathered together some of the excitement for our new ballet from Twitter. Let us know what you think, Tweet us @northernballet or add your thoughts below.
To celebrate our new production, The Great Gatsby we are delighted to offer you the chance of winning an amazing prize in support of Sponsor A Dancer The raffle has now ended - watch this page for a list of winners...
A short excerpt from a pas de deux between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan performed by Tobias Batley & Martha Leebolt. Music by Richard Rodney Bennett, performed on the piano by Grant Green.
Photos by Northern Ballet dancers from backstage at Leeds Grand Theatre during the set up for The Great Gatsby.
Watch our videos of The Great Gatsby Click a title to see the video...
Music for The Great Gatsby comes from the works of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. Here's a list of the music used and a Spotify playlist for you to listen to to get into the mood of the era and the ballet.

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