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The creative team behind Swan Lake and the Technical & Wardrobe teams who helped bring it to life.
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Northern Ballet has released details of its spring 2016 season which will see popular classic titles brought to life through the Company’s unique blend of dance and storytelling. Northern Ballet’s new season includes the return of audience favourite Swan Lake, the continuation of 1984 and the World Première of Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre as well as the first UK tour of the Company’s latest children’s ballet Tortoise & the Hare.
In 1992 Dennis Wayne choreographed a new Swan Lake using Tchaikovsky's score. The production was incredibly popular – it sold out much of it's thirty-plus city run, including two weeks in London. This week's photo from the archive features dancers Jayne Regan and William Walker as Odette and Prince Siegfried, taken by Anthony Crickmay.
Prologue The lakeside of Anthony’s family estate in New England In the middle of the night young Anthony and his brother Steven have stolen from their beds determined to swim in the lake. Steven thinking better of the night swim tries to stop Anthony but ends up watching him disappear into the black pool. Mistaking the quiet for a problem, Steven follows his brother. Anthony climbs out to discover Steven gone and starts calling his name.
Hello and welcome to my latest blog. This time I have a collection from two of our recent ballets, Swan Lake, which we performed in Bradford, Woking and Aylesbury; and The Nutcracker which we performed in Nottingham, Sheffield, Norwich, Manchester and Leeds. Though an injury to my knee prevented me from doing all of The Nutcracker performances, I was able to pick up my camera a little more and get some shots from the side of stage.
Born in Kamsko-Votkinsk on 7 May 1840, Tchaikovsky was the second eldest of six children. In 1850 he began attending the St. Petersburg School of Jurisprudence, becoming a clerk in the Ministry of Justice in 1859. He studied with Nicolai Zaremba until the opening of the new St. Petersburg Conservatory in 1862. In 1863 he left his job at the Ministry of Justice to study full time at the Conservatory.
Javier, photo Martin Bell
Premier dancer Javier Torres joined Northern Ballet this season straight from the  prestigious Ballet Nacional de Cuba. He left there after 10 years  and has embarked on a season with Northern Ballet which we are all truly excited about, and as you'll see in the following photo blog, I'm sure the crowds will flock from all over the UK to see him. Javier's premiere performance with us was in the very difficult role of Anthony in Swan Lake at the Bradford Alhambra.

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