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July enewsletter 2013

This is an enewsletter from July 2013 kept here for archive purposes.

Northern Ballet July enewsletter


Dancer of the Month
Did you know Kevin Poeung's artistic influences are Mariah Carey and Rolando Sarabia? Get to know Kevin as he prepares to take on the role of mischievous Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
60 Seconds with Kevin
Sponsor Kevin
Kevin Poeung, photo Simon Lawson
Northern Ballet dancers Pippa Moore & Ashley Dixon. Photo Jason Tozer.
Try before you buy
Enjoy a sneak preview of A Midsummer Night's Dream by watching dancers rehearse at our headquarters in Leeds. This free event includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink and a voucher for a free programme worth £5. Booking is essential.
The event starts at 5.40pm on Wednesday 14 August and finishes at approximately 6.30pm.
Book for Try before you buy
Book for Midsummer
Southampton Ahoy!
May 2014 sees a major new venue added to our already extensive national tour. We're excited to be taking A Midsummer Night's Dream and Three Little Pigs to The Mayflower Theatre Southampton.
Book for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Book for Three Little Pigs
Matthew Topliss & Pippa Moore. Photo Jason Tozer.
Julie Charlet. Photo Bill Cooper.
Wedding Bells & Farewells
Congratulations to Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall and Leading Soloist Hannah Bateman who were married in June. We wish them a very happy future together.
We're sad to say goodbye to dancers Julie Charlet, Benjamin Mitchell, Graham Kotowich, Joshua Barwick, Isabella Gasparini, Shanti Mouget and Mark Dennis. We wish them the very best of luck and success in all that they go on to do.
Support Team NB
Sponsor Team NB as they run the Jane Tomlinson Run for All Leeds 10K challenge on Sunday 14 July in aid of Sponsor a Dancer.
Sponsor Team Northern Ballet
Sponsor a dancer
Tobias Bately, Martha Leebolt & Giuliano Contadini. Photo Bill Cooper.
Tobias Bately & Hannah Bateman. Photo Emma Kauldhar.
Hans van Manen at Northern Ballet
“I was astonished how good the dancers are.”
Hans van Manen
The season ended with our Mixed Programme in Leeds. We were honoured to welcome Dutch dance master Hans van Manen to our home for opening night. Hear him in conversation in our exclusive interview.
Interview with Hans van Manen
Audience reaction
New photos
Vote for Sid
We're delighted that Northern Ballet Chief Stage Technician Sid Taylor has been nominated for The “Mayflower” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew in this year's Technical Theatre Awards. Please vote for him.
Vote for Sid
Something else you might like
Noises off at Leeds Grand Theatre
Tue 23 – Sat 27 July
The Old Vic and West-End smash hit Noises Off comes to Leeds following its triumphant and critically acclaimed sell out run in London. Hailed as one of the greatest British comedies ever written, Michael Frayn's multi award-winning backstage farce stars Neil Pearson (Between The Lines; Drop The Dead Donkey) and Maureen Beattie (Lewis; Taggart; Casualty).
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What's on
Summer course 2013 in Leeds
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse Audio Description
Fri 6 - Sat 14 Sep 2013
Box Office 0113 213 7700
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Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tue 17 - Sat 21 Sep 2013
Box Office 08448 11 21 21
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Woking New Victoria Theatre Audio Description
Tue 24 - Sat 28 Sep 2013
Box Office 0844 871 7645
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Nottingham Theatre Royal Audio Description
Tue 1 - Sat 5 Oct 2013
Box Office 0115 989 5555
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A Christmas Carol
Norwich Theatre Royal
Wed 9 - Sat 12 Oct 2013
Box Office 01603 630 000
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Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
Tue 29 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2013
Box Office 01227 787787
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Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
Tue 5 - Sat 9 Nov 2013
Box Office 0114 249 6000
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Bradford Alhambra Theatre
Wed 13 - Sat 16 Nov 2013
Box Office 01274 432000
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Manchester Palace Theatre
Tue 19 - Sat 23 Nov 2013
Box Office 0844 871 3019
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Three Little Pigs
Leeds Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Mon 28 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2013
Box Office 0113 220 8008
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Relaxed Performance Relaxed Performance available
Ugly Duckling
Touring throughout 2013 to:
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Woking New Victoria Theatre
Nottingham Theatre Royal

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Leeds Grand Theatre Audio Description
Tue 17 Dec 2013 - Sat 4 Jan 2014
(Preview perfomance Mon 16 Dec 2013)
Box Office 0844 848 2700
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Audio Description Audio Described performance available
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Photos Jason Tozer, Bill Cooper, Simon Lawson and Emma Kauldhar.
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