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Beauty & the Beast

This resource pack is designed to give teachers an insight into Northern Ballet’s production of Beauty & the Beast, and to provide creative ideas and tasks that can be used in the classroom. It is particularly suitable for teachers working with pupils in dance and drama. It also provides some signposts for links with other areas of the curriculum.
Featuring excerpts from Beauty & the Beast filmed at its premiere run at Leeds Grand Theatre in December 2012. Danced by Northern Ballet dancers and with music played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia this brand new production will delight grown-ups and children of all ages.
Duncan Hayler Set Design Child soloist Glyndebourne Opera The Cunning Little Vixen, Rattle/Miller 1977. Member of The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Degree in Theatre Set and Costume Design, Wimbledon School of Art. Winner Thames TV Design Bursary.
At Leeds Grand Theatre on December 17, 2012 Northern Ballet premièred David Nixon's Beauty & the Beast. After the performance Aled Roberts asked the audience what they thought of the production with Austin Cardwell filming. This is what the audience told us...
Interview with Duncan Hayler, the set designer for Northern Ballet's new production of Beauty & the Beast, discusses the project and provides some tantilising hints as to what we can expect to see.
Here's Ashley Dixon being made up as The Beast before the Beauty & the Beast fashion parade in October 2011.
On 20 October, 2011, our home in Leeds played host to a fashion show of costumes from our new production of Beauty & the Beast.
On 20 October group bookers from Leeds, Sheffield and Hull were invited to a very special evening at Northern Ballet. The atrium of our new home was buzzing as over 130 guests gathered – champagne flowed as anticipation rose.
These images feature Martha Leebolt as Beauty with Ashley Dixon as the Beast. Photos by Jason Tozer.
In a mirrored room of a castle, Prince Orian surveys his image with delight. So pleased is he with what he sees, he barely notices the arrival of his manservant. Irritated by the interruption he begrudgingly follows him to the dining room where the Prince’s friends await him.

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