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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.
Watch our videos of Claude-Michel Schönberg & David Nixon's Cleopatra. Click a title to see the video...
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.
MArtha Leebolt as Cleopatra. Photo Bill Cooper.
Stunning photos of David Nixon's Cleopatra taken by Bill Cooper at Leeds Grand Theatre in February 2011.
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
Earlier this year Northern Ballet's Royal Patron, Prince Edward, or to give him his full title, HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, attended a performance of Cleopatra with his wife The Countess of Wessex at Sadler's Wells.
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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