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Dracula

Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 6pm To celebrate the return of Northern Ballet's Dracula join us at Leeds Central Library for an evening with Royal Armouries and University of Leeds as we share insights on the gothic era and Bram Stoker’s legendary novel, Dracula. We'll be asking why does it continue to influence art, culture and society and always keeps us thirsty for more. book now
Dracula. One of the most well known novels of the 19th century and one of Northern Ballet's most-loveed productions. This information pack brings together information on our ballet of Dracula, information on the costumes, sets and the adaptation itself.
It's back to work this week for our dancers who we welcome back from a four-week summer holiday.
Who's who in the world of Dracula - each character explained.
While we've been in the office enjoying the sunshine in Leeds over the last few weeks our dancers have been racking up some air miles during their well-deserved summer holiday. So where do dancers jet off to rest their legs and work on their tans? We asked some of them to let us in on their plans.
This autumn prepare for a performance with a dramatic bite that will leave you thirsty for more as Northern Ballet resurrects Dracula at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Created by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, Dracula returns exclusively to Leeds from 5 – 13 September 2014.
Coming in 2014
We has a great deal in store for you in our 45th anniversary year, 2014... Cinderella In January we have the last five performances of Cinderella at Leeds Grand Theatre before it tours in the spring and autumn.
Northern Ballet has announced plans for its 2014 UK tour that will see the Company visiting 35 venues with a range of productions including the return of Northern Ballet’s most powerful heroine Cleopatra and the first UK tour of David Nixon’s new Cinderella.
Dracula. Photo Merlin Hendy.
ACT 1 Prologue A man, Dracula, steps from a coffin. Naked we step into the world, naked we re-enter. Voyage Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, boards a carriage for the final leg of a journey that has brought him far from home. Arrival and Sojourn Jonathan reads through his papers as Count Dracula watches. Jonathan is terrorised by the vampire, but is what happens reality, fantasy, or both?
Tim Mitchell
Tim has previously lit Hamlet and Dracula for Northern Ballet and other dance and opera credits include Die Fledermaus (WNO); Die Frau Ohne Schatten, Elektra (Mariinsky Theatr, Russiae); Ariadne Auf Naxos (Boston); The Marriage of Figaro, Requiem Ballet, Don Giovanni (Kammeroper); Carmen Negra (Icelandic Opera); The Snowman (Korea/Sadler’s Wells/Tour) and The Lady and The Fool (BRB).

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