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January 2011 eNewsletter

Northern Ballet
Cast off those winter blues
Do your Christmas and New Year celebrations seem like a distant memory? Is the bitterly cold and snowy weather getting you down? Don't worry, we've got plenty in store for you to look forward to and help get your 2011 off to a fantastic start.
 
Free Open Day - Sat 22 Jan - 11.30am - 5pm
As part of our official opening celebrations we're throwing open the doors of our home on Quarry Hill. Watch rehearsals, daily class and excerpts from dance productions. Take part in taster dance classes for all ages and abilities in ballet, jazz, contemporary and African dance, as well as sessions for tiny tots and the over 55s.
Events are free but we recommend you pre-book your place to avoid disappointment.

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Cleopatra - Dancer Martha Leebolt
Cleopatra - rising star
Excitement is building as the World Première of Cleopatra gets increasingly closer. Cleopatra's legacy has inspired generations and this year, thanks to our stunning new production, audiences can enjoy her remarkable story through dance. All Spring/Summer dates are now on sale so as Cleopatra's star rises once more book your tickets for a venue near you.

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New year, new you
Festive indulgences often lead to New Year's resolutions to get fit. Whether you're a novice or more experienced, dance classes at Northern Ballet Academy offers you an enjoyable alternative to the gym, getting you moving in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. With classes in ballet, jazz and contemporary dance, and sessions for tiny tots and the over 55s, we’ve something for everyone.

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Yoko Ichino as Giselle
Giselle - on sale now
A traditional version of one of the greatest romantic ballets, Giselle makes a rare appearance in Yorkshire as we perform it at Leeds Grand Theatre for six performances only this May. Tickets are on sale so book now to secure your seats for this tragic and beautiful tale of love and loss.

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Cleopatra Banquet
On Wednesday 2 March we are hosting a Cleopatra Banquet at Leeds Grand Theatre and the Howard Assembly Room. This glamorous event includes a champagne reception, premium dress circle seats and three course dinner in a night fit for an Egyptian queen.

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the Yorkshire Soap Company
Pamper yourself
Our friends at The Yorkshire Soap Co. are offering Northern Ballet e-subscribers a 10% discount - just quote ‘Northern Ballet’ when visiting their soap boutiques. Offering a wonderful choice of delectable handmade bathroom treats, including a milk bath soak Cleopatra would be happy to bathe in, why not treat yourself to some New Year pampering?

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Come and see us
Cleopatra
World Première
Leeds Grand Theatre
Sat 26 Feb - Sat 5 Mar
0844 848 2701
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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Thu 10 - Sat 12 March
0131 529 6000
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Hull New Theatre
Wed 16 - Sat 19 March
01482 226 655
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Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
Tue 22 - Sat 26 March
0114 249 6000
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Cardiff New Theatre
Tue 5 - Sat 9 April
029 2087 8889
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Milton Keynes Theatre
Tue 3 - Sat 7 May
0844 871 7652
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Belfast Grand Opera House
Wed 11 - Sat 14 May
028 9024 1919
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London Sadler's Wells
Tue 17 - Sat 21 May
0844 412 4300
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Giselle
Leeds Grand Theatre
Wed 25 - Sat 28 May
0884 848 2701
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Tobias Batley & Martha Leebolt as Anthony & Cleopatra
Northern Ballet
Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7PA
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Photos Jonathan Taylor, Jason Tozer, Darren Goldsmith, Lisa Stonehouse