Groups enjoy ‘cracking’ evening in Manchester

Published on Friday 25 June, 2010
David Nixon, OBE, and the attendees watching Julie Charlet performing an excerpt from Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy.

Last Thursday Northern Ballet hosted a special event at City Inn, Manchester, to introduce group organisers to the wonderful world of The Nutcracker. Guests were given a greater insight to the production with a talk from the man behind the ballet, NB Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE. They were then treated to the Chinese Dance and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy performed live by NB dancers - a fantastic opportunity to enjoy these dances in an intimate setting.

Amidst the wine and fabulous canapés (the mini fish and chips went down a particular treat!) guests were able to see the Company’s new brand in all it’s glory – including previews of all of autumn’s new posters.

Whilst the group organisers booked their outing to The Palace Theatre this November to see the full production of The Nutcracker, one guest, budding ballerina Hannah (pictured below with dancers Ben Mitchell, Thomas Aragones and Julie Charlet) was delighted to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Budding Ballerina Hannah with Northern Ballet Theatre Dancers