Casanova Costume Appeal
2017 is an exciting and ambitious year for Northern Ballet, with the creation of three dynamic new productions which will tour the UK.
To open this unprecedented year of new work, Northern Ballet is bringing to life history’s most notorious lover, Casanova. The first full-length ballet from award-winning choreographer and former Northern Ballet Principal Dancer, Kenneth Tindall, Casanova will tell a sensational story of scandal and excess, transporting audiences into the decadent 18th century.
The creation of exquisite costumes are central in helping to tell a story and Set & Costume Designer, Christopher Oram, has been working tirelessly with Northern Ballet’s Wardrobe team to make this happen. With 60 individually crafted opulent powdered wigs and 120 dazzling masks to be made, over 800 pointe shoes to be dyed, and hundreds of metres of ribbons, silk bows, frills, and rosettes needed for the finishing touches – they certainly have their work cut out!
You too can play your part in helping to create lavish, long-lasting costumes for our dancers by donating to our Casanova Costume Appeal.
Any donation, no matter the size, will make a real difference. A gift of:
- £25 could buy a fabric-covered feathered Venetian mask
- £100 could create a hand-stitched organza ruff for a Castrato singer of Venice
- £250 could buy a caged skirt pannier for a courtesan lady of Versailles
- £500 could buy one of ten individual brocade waistcoats for a Venetian masquerader
- £1,000 could help create Casanova’s diamond-encrusted suit of gold, gifted by the infamous Madame de Pompadour*
These are examples of what your gift could provide. We will ensure your donation is used where the need is greatest.
To say thank you, all gifts will be acknowledged on our website, and collectively in the Casanova programme.
*Moreover, those supporters who make a contribution of £1,000 or more will be invited to afternoon tea with Kenneth Tindall and given a signed coloured sketch of Casanova’s Golden Suit by Christopher Oram.
If you would like further information on our Costume Appeal please contact Rebecca Crowther or call 0113 220 8000.