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Northern Ballet's most powerful heroine returns to the stage in 2014 Northern Ballet launches its spring 2014 tour with the return of one of the most infamous women in history. Cleopatra is back in a season of stunning ballet that also includes performances of the Company’s new production, Cinderella, and the continued revival of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Cleopatra brought out the stars to enjoy Northern Ballet's new production - from Beverley Knight to Chloe Moretz, Lorraine Kelly to Elen Rives...
This interview was originally published in 2011. Why did you choose to make a ballet of Cleopatra? I've been interested in Cleopatra and that period for a long time. Two-thousand years later she is as popular as she ever was, in fact more so. I think the legend and the mystery of the woman grows rather than lessens.
Enjoy this selection of these Cleopatra rehearsal photos taken by Justin Slee ahead of the première in February 2011.
Here are a selection of images used for our Cleopatra posters, featuring Martha Leebolt & Tobias Batley and taken by Jason Tozer.
Gathered on this page are thoughts & reviews from various sources about Northern Ballet's production of Cleopatra. Brilliant , Excellent , what a beautiful production by David Nixon and his amazing dancers, the music fits perfectly and just stunning how lucky Leeds is to have this company as its home, well done Northern Ballet Company Lynsey Haigh One of the best performances I have seen in years, loved every minute Diane John - via Facebook
Filmed by Zsolt Sandor here's some footage from Claude-Michel Schonberg & David Nixon's Cleopatra. Music is performed live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia and the dancers in this film include Martha Leebolt as Cleopatra, Javier Torres as Caesar, Tobias Batley as Antony, Kenneth Tindall as Wadjet and Hannah Bateman as Octavia.
On 15 October 2010 Zsolt Sándor began filming of a short documentary about the making of Claude-Michel Schönberg and David Nixon's Cleopatra for Northern Ballet.
Filmed at Hull New Theatre in March 2011, this is a short exceprt from Northern Ballet's new production of Cleopatra currently touring the country. Music is by Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables) and performed by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. In the video you can see Javier Torres as Caesar and the award-winning Martha Leebolt as Cleopatra in a pas de deux from Act 1 of the ballet.


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