Casanova Costume Appeal
2017 is an exciting and ambitious year for Northern Ballet, with the creation of three dynamic new productions.
With Kenneth Tindall’s Casanova embarking upon its spring tour, there is still time to donate towards the creation of lavish, long-lasting costumes for our dancers.
Over the past few months Set & Costume Designer Christopher Oram has been working with our Wardrobe team to create 60 individually crafted wigs and 120 dazzling masks, dying over 800 pointe shoes , and stitching hundreds of metres of ribbons, silk bows, frills and rosettes – all to transport audiences into the decadent 18th century.
All donations, 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 Castratio musician 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*
Those 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.
With thanks to the following who have supported the Costume Appeal to date:
Denise Ashworth, Julie Alty, Richard Aveling, Dianne Balmforth, Andy Barff, Pat Barnes, Dianne Bass, Delia Brett, Elaine Brotherton, Ruth Bundey, Ann Burns, Janet Carter, Esme Chandler, Brian & Jean Cheese, Harriett Coates, Margaret Collinson, Alan Connell, Sylvia Cooke, Pauline Cope, Paul & Dianne Cusworth, Susan Daniels, Carol Davison, Margaret Drummond, Dean Eggleston, Elaine Falconer, Peter & Chris Farmer, Heather Griffiths, Noelle Greenaway, M N Hardaker, Elizabeth Hand, Andrea Hawes, Susan Heap, Lynn Hoar, Louise Huband, Linda Inkster, Diane Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson, Margaret Jenkins, A S Johnstone, Deborah Joseph, Valerie Kennedy, Jennifer Kirwan, Philip Kitchen, Catherine Lawrence, Ingrid Lawrie, Graham Lumb, Nicola Lyddon, Janet McNulty, Michele Mooney, Oisin Murray, Bruce & Sarah Noble ,John Osborne, Eleanor Paton, Meryl Powell, Stephie Quigley, Russell Race, Rita Simpson, Keith Smith, Pamela Smith, Victoria Smith, Clive Stayton, Linda Terry, Maria Terry, Daniel Thomas, Mandy Thomas, Judith Thompson, Bow & Dexter Tindall, Tours en l’air, Fiona Trewavas, Norman Vaughton, Dan Vo, Howard Walker, Kristeen Wallace, Cathy Watson, Kathryn Wells, Howard & Clodagh Woods, John Wright, Pamela Yap and all those who wish to remain anonymous.
If you would like further information on our Costume Appeal please contact Rebecca Crowther or call 0113 220 8000.