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Two dancers leap in the air in a scene from The Three Musketeers

A Celebration of Artistic Director David Nixon OBE

Celebrate 20 outstanding years of Artistic Director David Nixon OBE in this showcase of excerpts from some of his most magical creations.

Featuring performances from some of his proudest creations including The Great Gatsby, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Little Mermaid, accompanied by live music from Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Filmed at Leeds Playhouse in October 2020 - don't miss your chance to see it this Christmas.

Programme

Choreography and costume design by David Nixon OBE

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Titania and Oberon Duet

Dancers
  • Matthew Koon
  • Ayami Miyata
Music by
  • Felix Mendelssohn & Johannes Brahms
Played by
  • Northern Ballet Sinfonia
Staged by
  • David Nixon OBE

I Got Rhythm, Three Preludes

Dancers
  • Kyungka Kwak
  • Mlindi Kulashe
Music
  • George Gershwin
Solo Piano
  • Andrew Dunlop
Staged by
  • Daniel de Andrade

The Little Mermaid, Act II Pas de Deux

Dancers
  • Minju Kang
  • Lorenzo Trossello
Music
  • Sally Beamish
Played by
  • Northern Ballet Sinfonia
Staged by
  • Christelle Horna

The Great Gatsby, Heavenly Space Pas de Deux

Dancers
  • Ayami Miyata
  • Riku Ito
Music
  • Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE
Played by
  • Northern Ballet Sinfonia
Staged by
  • Daniel de Andrade

A Sleeping Beauty Tale, Rose Adagio Pas de Deux

Dancers
  • Sarah Chun
  • Jonathan Hanks
Music
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by
  • Northern Ballet Sinfonia
Staged by
  • David Nixon OBE & Christelle Horna

The Three Musketeers, Act I Pas de Deux

Dancers
  • Antoinette Brooks-Daw
  • Kevin Poeung
Music
  • Sir Malcolm Arnold
Played by
  • Northern Ballet Sinfonia
Staged by
  • Christelle Horna

A Sleeping Beauty Tale, Act I Garden Duet

Dancers
  • Abigail Prudames
  • Joseph Taylor
Music
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by
  • Northern Ballet Sinfonia
Staged by
  • David Nixon OBE & Christelle Horna