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June eNewsletter

This is an enewsletter from June 2011 kept here for archive purposes.

Northern Ballet June Newsletter
Cleopatra & Giselle delight
It's been an incredible month for Northern Ballet with the star-studded London première of Cleopatra going down a storm with celebrities and audiences alike. Closer to home Giselle made its debut at Leeds Grand Theatre demonstrating our dancers really are masters of both new and traditional ballet.
Vote for us, photo Jason Tozer, dancer Ayana Kanda
The National Lottery Awards - help us make the finals
Our landmark powerhouse for inventive dance, shared with Phoenix Dance Theatre, has reached the semi-final in the Best Arts Project category for the National Lottery Awards. We'd love to reach the final so please help us and vote now.
Martin Bell, Lori Gilchrist, David Ward, Georgina Roberts - photo Bill Cooper
Choreographic Showcase 17 & 18 June
We're delighted to reveal that Northern Ballet Dancers Hannah Bateman, Kenneth Tindall, Sebastian Loe, Victoria Sibson, Dreda Blow and Graham Kotowich will each be presenting a piece of original dance during this event. Also choreographing are Ballet Master Daniel De Andrade, ex-ENB dancer Chun-Yen Chia, ex-Northern Ballet dancer Keiko Amemori plus members of Phoenix Dance Theatre. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see these up and coming choreographers at work.
Show your support
We need your help more than ever to keep producing great ballet and you can now support us in just a matter of seconds. Simply text GISE11 and the amount you wish to donate (either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to 70070 (e.g. your text could read GISE11 £5). Texts are free and your donation will show on your phone bill. Every pound really does help us so thank you for your continued support.
Wayne Sleep
Wayne Sleep live
On 19 June Wayne Sleep will captivate you in Precious Little Sleep with tales of his incredible three decade career in dance and show business. Featuring video, photo montage and dance from former Northern Ballet principal dancers Keiko Amemori and David Paul Kierce. Don't miss this celebration of a dance legend.
This month at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Next Thursday enjoy Northern Ballet Sinfonia's Sting Trio performing pieces by Mozart and Dohnanyi. The International Jewish Performing Arts Festival runs from 26 – 30 June and highlights include cutting edge drama with The Dreamer and They Came to Leeds. Israel's leading performance art academy Beit Zvi (pictured above) will entertain with their sophisticated musical revue while New York's Kosher Gospel Show will perform their uplifting and energetic show.
Our home, photo Jonathan Taylor
Quarry Hill festival
On Saturday 2 July from 9am – 6pm ten of Leeds' leading cultural organisations will throw open their doors for free workshops, tours and more in the first ever Quarry Hill Festival. Northern Ballet will be running Beauty & the Beast-themed family workshops and building tours. All events at the festival are free but booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Something else you might like
Transform 6 - 18 June, West Yorkshire Playhouse
Imagine a theatre where anything is possible. Join the West Yorkshire Playhouse for two weeks of discovery featuring performance by the likes of Third Angel, Chris Goode & Company, imitating the dog, NYC duo and the Wau Wau Sisters, as well as one on one encounters, workshops, a Symposium, and an extravagant Cabaret night. Be the very first to explore with WYP, ask questions, and embark on this unmissable adventure.
Strictly Cleopatra! Craig Revel Horwood at opening night in Sadler's Wells
Come and see us
Nottingham Theatre Royal
Tue 27 Sep – Sat 1 Oct
0115 989 5555
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Woking New Victoria Theatre
Tue 4 –Sat 8 Oct
0844 871 7645
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Norwich Theatre Royal
Tue 11 – Sat 15 Oct
01603 630 000
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Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse
Fri 9 – Sat 17 Sep
0113 213 7700
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Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
Tue 20 – Sat 24 Sep
0114 249 6000
On sale june 18
The Nutcracker
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Oct
0844 871 7614
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Canterbury The Marlowe Theatre
Tue 1 – Sat 5 Nov
01227 787 787
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Bradford Alhambra Theatre
Tue 8 – Sat 12 Nov
01274 432 000
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Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tue 15 – Sat 19 Nov
08448 11 21 21
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Manchester Opera House
Tue 22 – Sat 26 Nov
0844 847 2484
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Beauty and the Beast
Leeds Grand Theatre
World Première
Sat 17 – Sat 31 Dec
0844 848 2701
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Beverly Knight & Lorraine Kelly meet dancers Rachel Gillespie & Josh Barwick in Sadler's Wells
Javier Torres as Albrecht in Giselle, photo Bill Cooper
Northern Ballet dancers in Giselle - photo Bill Cooper
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Photos Jason Tozer, Bill Cooper, Ryan Hutchinson, Jonathan Taylor