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Final Day in Beijing (2011)

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Our time in Beijing seems to have flown by and we are at the final performance day already. Class wasn’t until 1.15 so still plenty of time for even more shopping. For some it is the thrill of the bargaining as much as what they are actually buying.

Northern Ballet rings in the New Year in China

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Northern Ballet returns to China this January with two of the Company’s best-loved productions: Madame Butterfly and Romeo & Juliet . The Company will perform at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing from 1 to 5 January 2011.

David Nixon's Madame Butterfly

Northern Ballet Open Day 2011

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We're preparing for the official opening of our new home in January 2011. As part of the celebrations we are holding an open day which is a chance for you to come and look around our new building and see behind-the-scenes of how we work.

£10 Nutcracker tickets due to school closures

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£10 tickets for the matinee performance of The Nutcracker at Leeds Grand Theatre available now.

Due to poor weather conditions a number of schools have cancelled their plans to attend todays 2pm performance of The Nutcracker at Leeds Grand Theatre. If you are in Leeds or can travel in safely we are selling tickets at £10 for best available seats for this afternoons matinee performance only. Please phone the Leeds Grand Theatre box office to book your tickets on 0844 848 2701 and quote 'Snow'. This offer is not available to book on-line.

The Nutcracker at The Rock

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Rachael Gillespie, Michaela Griffin, Josh Barwick and Matthew Broadbent made a flying visit to The Rock shopping centre in Bury, near Manchester, to take part in the unveiling of their Christmas lights before travelling to Manchester to perform in The Nutcracker at the Palace Theatre.

Wates Construction Roadshow

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Quarry Hill exploded into colour last night with a stunning display of fireworks, courtesy of Wates Construction.

Friends dropped by

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Friends dropped by our new home this weekend to see how their support and help has paid off.

Had a wonderful time at the Friends event on Sat. Thank you so much - the bedroom pas de deux from R&J the highlight!

Clarabelle (via Twitter)

David Nixon chairs Genée Award judging

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David Nixon in rehearsals.

Northern Ballet Artistic Director David Nixon, OBE, will chair judging for this year’s Genée International Ballet Competition, one of the world's most prestigious classical ballet competitions.

Celebrating Bernard Atha

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Last night Northern Ballet celebrated the phenomenal work of Cllr Bernard Atha, who has been the Company’s Chair for many years.

The dancers have arrived...

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Since the dancers have been on tour for the past month yesterday was their first time in our new home. All day long they were popping through offices, trying out the studios and telling us what they thought.

Here's just a few of their thoughts on the new building...

Watch this video on YouTube.


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