Something for the Weekend

Published on Friday 26 September, 2014

This weekend, there’s so much going on in the world of Northern Ballet that we’re keeping you on your toes  and up to date with a ‘This weekend in…’

The big news on Saturday is Northern Ballet’s two nominations at the inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards: we are up for Best Company and Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall for Best Young Choreographer. We are, of course, wishing all the nominees well but also have everything crossed that we take home the gongs so wish us luck!

Two of our other Premier Dancers Martha Leebolt and Tobias Bately will be performing the Cup Pas De Deux from Cleopatra at the awards ceremony in what promises to be a fantastic evening of celebrating ballet.

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The Great Gatsby is well and truly back on the road with the last two performances at the New Victoria Woking on Saturday. The revival has been getting some great reviews including four stars from The Stage who said ‘The company is on very good form and the ensemble is a collective joy’. Up next for this decadent drama is the Nottingham Theatre Royal.

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On Sunday Northern Ballet Dancer Matthew Koon will be performing in Billy Elliot The Musical Live in Cinemas which is being broadcast to cinemas around the UK. This very special performance will feature 26 past and present Billys reunited for a mash-up finalé. Well worth a watch if it’s showing at a cinema near you.

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And last, but by no mean least, Kenneth Tindall’s brand new, and specially created, pas de deux Forbidden Fruit will be performed by dancers Giuliano Contadini and Dreda Blow at the Dance Again Foundation Gala at Sadler’s Wells. The foundation is a charity passionate about getting injured dancers the best possible medical help and support. It’s a great cause and the gala features a fantastic line-up of performances too.

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We hope you’ve got some dancing (watching or taking part!) planned for the weekend and we’ll see you on the other side!