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All casts are subject to change without notice. Hull, New Theatre Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 September 2015 book now   Thu 24 (eve) Sat 26 (eve) Wed 23 Fri 25 Thu 24 (mat) Sat 26 (mat)
Some of the feedback we've been getting for Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile... @northernballet @castindoncaster that was amazing. Stunningly beautiful #MadameButterfly
Clips of selected pieces from our 2015 Mixed Programme. Featuring The Architect, Perpetuum Mobile, A Northern Trilogy, Little Monsters and Fatal Kiss this line up shows off the strength and prowess of our first-class dancers.
Northern Ballet is returning to the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre following its sell-out inaugural visit in 2014.
Get swept away by unrivalled storytelling, dance and live music as Northern Ballet prepares to kick off its new tour of Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile. Recently awarded Best Company at the European Taglioni Ballet Awards, Northern Ballet specialise in creating and performing classical story ballets.
When I created this piece over 15 years ago, I was initially inspired by the score. I began listening obsessively to the Violin Concerto in E Major. I thought I knew it quite well but every time I played it I heard something new and still do today. I began the ballet by wanting to construct and layer movement to make a whole, like Bach does with his composition. The music never stops, even the slow middle movement has a pulse going through it that pushes the ear to anticipate the next development.
Christopher Hampson joined Scottish Ballet as Artistic Director in August 2012. Christopher trained at the Royal Ballet Schools. His choreographic work began there and continued at English National Ballet (ENB), where he danced until 1999 and for whom he subsequently created numerous award-winning works, including Double Concerto, Perpetuum Mobile, Country Garden, Concerto Grosso and The Nutcracker.
Madame Butterfly Choreography, Costume Design and Set Design Concept David Nixon OBE Production Manager and CAD Draughtsman Steve Wilkins Lighting Design Alastair West Set Construction Griz Pedley Scenic Artist Stephanie Pasiewicz Music Giacomo Puccini Music Director John Pryce-Jones
Stunning photography for Madame Butterfly taken by Jason Tozer and Perpetuum Mobile taken by Brian Slater.
Following the announcement that Northern Ballet is to première an adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 by Jonathan Watkins in September 2015, the Leeds-based Company, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary year, has released details of its plans for spring 2015 with a season of iconic love stories giving 134 performances across 28 venues in the UK.


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