Wayne Sleep at Northern Ballet
A Different Dynamic Limited in association with Steve Hughes for Northern Ballet present
Wayne Sleep in Precious Little Sleep
An evening with a master showman and dance legend
Featuring Keiko Amemori and David Paul Kierce former principal dancers with Northern Ballet.
The Greatest virtuoso dancer The Royal Ballet has ever produced
Dame Ninette de Valois
This is a visual presentation of highlights from Wayne's ballet, television and show business successes narrated by Wayne in his inimitably informal and humorous style; using video, photo montage and live dance. An eclectic mix of energetic dance routines from Sleep's most acclaimed repertoire spanning three decades.
The show bounds, Sleep-style, through Wayne's extraordinary career... catch this big little man if you can
Wayne Sleep has enjoyed an illustrious career – from a routine with Diana Princess of Wales as a surprise for Prince Charles in a Royal Opera House gala in 1985, to numerous stage appearances including Cats, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Cabaret, Song and Dance; and films Elizabeth 1, The First Great Train Robbery and The Tales of Beatrix Potter. Plus television appearances on Strictly Dance Fever, and Ant and Dec‘s Saturday Night Takeaway as well as being the subject of This is Your Life and The South Bank Show. His books include Variations on Wayne Sleep and his autobiography Precious Little Sleep.
Appointed an OBE in 1998, Wayne is Patron of the British Ballet Organisation and Vice President of the Royal Academy of Dance. He has two entries in the Guinness Book of Records, one for performing an entrechat-douze - a jump with twelve beats of the feet - a record which remains unbeaten. His charity, The Wayne Sleep Foundation, helps aspiring youngsters and continues to pass on his knowledge through his Dance Workshops across the world.
Don’t miss this opportunity to join in the excitement and inspiration that Wayne brings to the day and shares with each and every person.
Submitted by Northern Ballet on Fri 13 May, 2011
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