Cleopatra videos

Excerpts from Cleopatra

Filmed by Zsolt Sandor here's more footage from Claude-Michel Schönberg & David Nixon's Cleopatra, Northern Ballet's new full length ballet for 2011. Music is performed live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia and the dancers in this film include Martha Leebolt as Cleopatra, Javier Torres as Caesar, Tobias Batley as Antony, Kenneth Tindall as Wadjet and Hannah Bateman as Octavia.

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Preparing for Cleopatra

The ‘fit-up’ of Northern Ballet's Cleopatra at Edinburgh Festival Theatre, March 2011. This video shows the lighting rigs, set, cycloramas and projection equipment being installed and tested. All in the fit-up takes around 16 hours, and though we'd love to show you every exciting minute in real-time instead we've compressed it to less than three minutes to be nice to YouTube...

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The Making of Cleopatra

On 15 October 2010 Zsolt Sandor began filming of a short documentary about the making of Claude-Michel Schönberg and David Nixon's Cleopatra for Northern Ballet.

With interviews from all the key creatives including Claude-Michel Schönberg, David Nixon OBE, Patricia Doyle, Christopher Giles, Martha Leebolt, Kenneth Tindall and Tobias Batley this film takes you through the whole process and offers a unique insight into the creation of a brand new ballet.

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Cleopatra & Caesar Pas de Deux

Filmed at Hull New Theatre, March 2011, this clip features Martha Leebolt as Cleopatra and Javier Torres as Caesar.

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Audience reaction

Audience reaction to Cleopatra filmed after the première performance at Leeds Grand Theatre, February, 2011.

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Filmed by Zsolt at Cleopatra preview event in London, November 2010.

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Tour dates

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Running time 2hr 15min.

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Cleopatra contains adult themes which are unsuitable for younger audiences. Age guidance 12+.
We're sorry if that means you feel you aren't able to come and see us. Our performances of The Nutcracker and our new family ballet, Beauty & the Beast are suitable for all ages so we hope we'll see you again soon.
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