Lottery triumph for dancers under threat from cuts
Monday 14 November, 2011
Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre have won the National Lottery Awards "Best Arts Project 2011" for their new joint HQ in Quarry Hill, Leeds. The award comes as the two companies celebrate their first anniversary in their new premises.
Learning, education and training potential of the performing arts
Friday 04 November, 2011
I’ve long regarded theatre itself as a crucial facet in education and it doesn’t always have to be pigeon-holed as “theatre for young audiences”. Learning is, after all, a lifelong process, and children and young people can often get a lot out of work which was not specifically created for them. Take the marvellous Nutcracker, which I saw, courtesy of Northern Ballet, at the splendid new Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury earlier this week. Yes, it’s such a confection that of course it works well for children and there were quite a few youngsters in the audience including, I was pleased to note, some enthusiastic boys.
Role in The Nutcracker for Josh Barwick
Sunday 30 October, 2011
When Josh Barwick was offered the chance to try ballet he was certain it wasn’t for him. But after just one class he was hooked and now he is enjoying his dream job with a prestigious company. Josh was 14 when he took his first tentative steps into the world of ballet. Within a year he was offered the chance to join the Northern Ballet Academy. And two years later he was accepted into the Elmhurst School for Dance at Birmingham.
Sponsor A Dancer on BBC News
Wednesday 19 October, 2011
A Yorkshire ballet company facing the loss of a quarter of its dancers due to funding cuts is appealing for people to sponsor a dancer in a bid to save jobs.
Daring version of Hamlet comes to WYP
Tuesday 19 July, 2011
Created by Northern Ballet’s artistic director David Nixon, and co-directed by Northern Ballet associate artist Patricia Doyle, the production focuses on Hamlet’s mind unravelling against the backdrop of one of the most terrifying periods in modern history. Written by Paul Clarke.
Northern Ballet Seduced by Cleopatra
Monday 18 April, 2011
By Jane Coyle. Director David Nixon takes inspiration from the Egyptian people and puts the iconic queen centre stage.
Northern Ballet keeps Cleopatra legend alive
Thursday 24 February, 2011
Seductive, ruthless and ultimitely tragic - the legend of Cleopatra has inspired numerous artists, dramatists and film-makers down the ages, from Shakespeare to Hollywood. Now, her story is being turned into a ballet.
Ballet: A frontline art form
Wednesday 16 February, 2011
Gillian Spickernell visits the Northern Ballet and finds that, far from jumping on the Black Swan bandwagon, the company is at the forefront of the dance movement.
Movies like to dance around the truth
Friday 21 January, 2011
Northern Ballet dancer, Rym Kechacha, offers her thoughts on the Darren Aronofsky/Natalie Portman ballet-thriller Black Swan.
Duke steps in to open £12m dance studio
Wednesday 19 January, 2011
The Earl of Wessex chats to members of the Northern Ballet Sinfonia at the official opening of a £12m ballet and dance centre in Leeds.