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August eNewsletter

 
Northern Ballet's August eNewsletter
'What a piece of work is a man' Hamlet
With Hamlet opening next month we're feeling a little Shakespearean at Northern Ballet. Tobias Batley, who'll be playing Hamlet, and Yi Song, who will be appearing as Laertes, were recently photographed by Lisa Stonehouse. We think she's captured our men beautifully. Take a peek at her stunning images and see our boys in the flesh at West Yorkshire Playhouse and Sheffield Lyceum next month.
Christie Duncan & Martin Bell on their wedding day
Love's Labour's won
Love has definitely been in the air over the last few months. Dancers Christie Duncan and Martin Bell got married (pictured above) and Ayana Kanda and Yi Song, Hannah Bateman and Kenneth Tindall, and Michela Paolacci and John Hull all announced their engagements.
We've had a baby boom too. Newly retired Company dancer Michael Berkin became the proud father of Jeremy John Laurence; Dance Education Officer Sophie Alder became a mum for the first time with the birth of Samson Taye, as did Communications Manager Catherine Mullaney with the birth of Spencer James. Congratulations to all.
Students performing at Ballet on Briggate
'All the world's a stage' As You Like It
Ballet on Briggate will take place on Friday 2 September from 12-2pm. Northern Ballet Company and Northern Ballet Academy will be accompanied by Phoenix Dance Theatre, Phoenix Youth Academy, ADAD, Kala Sangam, Manasamitra and Zoobin Surty Karma Dance who will entertain you with a mixture of contemporary, African, South Asian, Indian and Bollywood dance pieces. With energiser sessions, tastings from our new Café and prize draws throughout the event don’t miss this free celebration of dance in the centre of Leeds.
'A star dances' Much Ado About Nothing
We're running a Dance in the City Summer School from 22–26 August for children aged 7-11 and 12-16. Former Company dancer, Michael Berkin, will teach class each day and participants will create short dances inspired by the city around them.
'...and then to breakfast with what appetite you have' Henry VIII
On 27 July, Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, addressed around 200 Yorkshire business leaders during a breakfast meeting held at Northern Ballet and organised by the Chamber of Commerce. While he was here Sir Mervyn was introduced to budding ballet stars Max Cookward and Rebecca Stead (pictured above), both students of Northern Ballet Academy, before watching Academy Summer School students in class.
'Do you think because you are virtuous, that there shall be no more cakes...?' Twelth Night
Well think again! We’ve re-launched Northern Ballet Café and we're selling a delicious range of hot and cold food made from locally sourced ingredients and we're delighted to now be serving Starbucks coffee.
Yi Song
'If music be the food of love, play on' Twelth Night
Don't forget that Northern Ballet Sinfonia will be treating us to an intimate performance by their violin and piano duo on Thursday 1 September at 7.30pm in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre at Northern Ballet. The programme will include Fauré’s Sonata in A, Milstein's Paganiniana and selections from Porgy and Bess.
Martha Leebolt & Tobias Batley
'Can one desire too much of a good thing?' As You Like It
When it comes to Northern Ballet we don’t think so!
We are thrilled to announce an addition to our performance schedule. Our first mixed programme in our new home will be next February featuring short works from a range of new and established choreographers.
Tickets are on sale now.
Hamlet
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
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Cleopatra
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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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 & the Beast
Leeds Grand Theatre
World Première
Sat 17 – Sat 31 Dec
0844 848 2701
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Hull New Theatre
Tue 27 – Sat 31 Mar
01482 300 300
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Northern Ballet
Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA
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Photos Bill Cooper, Megan McLoughlin, Justin Slee, Jonathan Taylor. Wedding image courtesy of Hot Chocolates. Northern Ballet Sinfonia concept image by Design IT.
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