Preparations are well underway for our Open House 2014 on Saturday 15 February and we can’t wait to welcome you to explore our home and discover more about life behind-the-scenes at Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre.
During the day our resident Physiotherapists are on hand to offer completely free mini-Physiotherapy consultations. Chartered Physiotherapist Liz Atha tells us what to expect.
1. Now considered a classic, Emily Brontë had to pay the substantial sum of 50 pounds to have Wuthering Heights published following constant rejection from publishers. The book didn’t receive any acclaim in her lifetime and she died believing it to be a failure.
Christopher Gable CBE was born 13 March 1940 and in his career danced with the Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet, Covent Garden Opera Ballet, was a Principal Dancer at The Royal Ballet where he created many roles and in 1982 he founded the Central School of Ballet.
Sue Newby, Learning Officer at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in West Yorkshire, has written a fantastic guest blog about the novel Wuthering Heights ahead of the return of our adaptation of Emily Brontë’s masterpiece.
The Amazing Adventures of Don Quixote - from the Archive
Christopher Gable took over as Artistic Director or Northern Ballet Theatre in 1987 and in 1988 the Company staged a lavish production of The Amazing Adventures of Don Quixote, choreographed by Michael Pink.
This photo shows dancer Julia Sommers as Dulcina with Christopher Gable as the eponymous Don Q in the dream sequence from act 2.