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.
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...
The Making of Cleopatra
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.
Cleopatra & Caesar Pas de Deux
Audience reaction to Cleopatra filmed after the première performance at Leeds Grand Theatre, February, 2011.
Filmed by Zsolt at Cleopatra preview event in London, November 2010.