L&A – September Update

August 31, 2007 at 3:49 pm (General Information, Learning & Access) (, , )

The September update for the Learning and Access department of NBT can be found here:

http://www.northernballettheatre.co.uk/learningandaccess.html

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Casting

August 30, 2007 at 8:49 am (Artist's News, Casts, Tour News)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
West Yorkshire Playhouse

Casts

Please note: casting is provisional and Northern Ballet Theatre reserves the right to make changes without notice.

Thurs 6 September

Theseus/Oberon        Hironao Takahashi

Hippolyta/Titania        Keiko Amemori

Hermia                           Georgina May

Helena                         Pippa Moore

Lysander                     Kenneth Tindall

Demetrius                   Tobias Batley

Puck                            Victoria Sibson

Bottom                       Darren Goldsmith

Fri 7 September

Theseus/Oberon        Martin Bell

Hippolyta/Titania        Martha Leebolt

Hermia                           Keiko Amemori

Helena                            Christie Duncan

Lysander                        Hironao Takahashi

Demetrius                       Tobias Batley

Puck                                Ashley Dixon

Bottom                           Steven Wheeler

Sat 8 September (mat) Theseus/Oberon        Darren GoldsmithHippolyta/Titania        Pippa Moore

Hermia                          Georgina May

Helena                         Michela Paolacci

Lysander                     Kenneth Tindall

Demetrius                   David Ward

Puck                            Kieran Stoneley

Bottom                       Andrew Davidson

Sat 8 September (eve)

Theseus/Oberon        Hironao Takahashi

Hippolyta/Titania        Keiko Amemori

Hermia                         Georgina May

Helena                         Pippa Moore

Lysander                     Kenneth Tindall

Demetrius                   Tobias Batley

Puck                            Victoria Sibson

Bottom                       Darren Goldsmith

Mon 10 September

Theseus/Oberon        Darren Goldsmith

Hippolyta/Titania        Pippa Moore

Hermia                          Georgina May

Helena                         Michela Paolacci

Lysander                     Kenneth Tindall

Demetrius                   David Ward

Puck                            Kieran Stoneley

Bottom                       Andrew Davidson

Tues 11 September

Theseus/Oberon        Martin Bell

Hippolyta/Titania        Martha Leebolt

Hermia                          Keiko Amemori

Helena                         Christie Duncan

Lysander                     Hironao Takahashi

Demetrius                   Tobias Batley

Puck                            Ashley Dixon

Bottom                       Steven Wheeler

Weds 12 September

Theseus/Oberon        Hironao Takahashi

Hippolyta/Titania        Keiko Amemori

Hermia                          Georgina May

Helena                         Pippa Moore

Lysander                     Kenneth Tindall

Demetrius                   Tobias Batley

Puck                            Victoria Sibson

Bottom                       Darren Goldsmith

Thurs 13 September (mat)

Theseus/Oberon        Darren Goldsmith

Hippolyta/Titania        Pippa Moore

Hermia                          Georgina May

Helena                         Michela Paolacci

Lysander                     Kenneth Tindall

Demetrius                   David Ward

Puck                            Kieran Stoneley

Bottom                       Andrew Davidson

Thurs 13 September (eve)

Theseus/Oberon        Martin Bell

Hippolyta/Titania        Martha Leebolt

Hermia                          Keiko Amemori

Helena                         Christie Duncan

Lysander                     Hironao Takahashi

Demetrius                   Tobias Batley

Puck                            Ashley Dixon

Bottom                       Steven Wheeler

Fri 14 September

Theseus/Oberon        Hironao Takahashi

Hippolyta/Titania        Keiko Amemori

Hermia                          Georgina May

Helena                         Pippa Moore

Lysander                     Kenneth Tindall

Demetrius                   Tobias Batley

Puck                            Victoria Sibson

Bottom                       Darren Goldsmith

Sat 15 September (mat)

Theseus/Oberon        Martin Bell

Hippolyta/Titania        Martha Leebolt

Hermia                          Keiko Amemori

Helena                         Christie Duncan

Lysander                     Hironao Takahashi

Demetrius                   Tobias Batley

Puck                            Ashley Dixon

Bottom                       Steven Wheeler

Sat 15 September (eve)

Theseus/Oberon        Hironao Takahashi

Hippolyta/Titania        Keiko Amemori

Hermia                         Georgina May

Helena                         Pippa Moore

Lysander                     Kenneth Tindall

Demetrius                   Tobias Batley

Puck                            Victoria Sibson

Bottom                       Darren Goldsmith

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Leeds Grand Theatre – Open Day

August 29, 2007 at 12:07 pm (Events, General Information, Marketing and PR News)

Leeds Grand Theatre Open DayLeeds Grand Theatre Open Day

Sunday 9th September 2007

11am – 4pm

 The Grand Theatre opens its doors, both front and back stage, so you can discover the hidden secrets of this beautiful Victorian building. Step onto the stage, be a fly on the wall of a rehearsal, get creative in family workshops and have a sneak preview of upcoming shows from the people behind the scenes. See what has changed so far and find out more about phase 2 of the theatre’s transformation.

No need to book, though limited space for some activities. Voluntary donation upon entry.

Leeds Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NZ

www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

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A Midsummer Night’s e-Flyer

August 23, 2007 at 3:18 pm (Marketing and PR News, Tour News)

A Midsummer Night's Dream eFlyer

The New e-Flyer for

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
David Nixon’s Olivier Award Nominated Production

View the e-Flyer here

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Aged 16-26? See NBT performances from just £5!

August 21, 2007 at 3:07 pm (General Information, Marketing and PR News, Tour News)

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At selected performances of The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, heavily discounted tickets will be available to young people at Theatre Box Offices.

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THE NUTCRACKER

If you are aged 16-26 you can see The Nutcracker for just £5 at the following performances:

World Première
Manchester, Palace Theatre
Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 October
Ticketmaster: 0870 401 3000
£5 performance – 11 October 7.30pm*

Leeds, Grand Theatre
Tuesday 27 November – Saturday 8 December
Box Office: 0870 122 2815
£5 performances – 27 and 28 November 7.30pm*

You must book at the Theatre Box Office IN PERSON to participate in this offer.
Make sure that you take proof of age with you.
Contact:  marketing@northernballettheatre.co.uk  for more information.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

If you are aged 16-26 you can see A Midsummer Night’s Dream for just £6 at the following performances:

Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse
£6 performance –
10 September 7.30pm
Box Office: 0113 213 7700
Book in person from 27 August.

Milton Keynes Theatre
£6 performance –
13 November 7.30pm
Box Office: 0870 060 6652
Book in person from 29 October

Woking, New Victoria Theatre
£6 performance –
20 November 7.30pm
Box Office: 0870 060 6645
Book in person from 5 November

You must book at the Theatre Box Office IN PERSON to participate in this offer.
Make sure that you take proof of age with you.
Contact:  marketing@northernballettheatre.co.uk  for more information.

Subject to availability and not applicapble to previously purchased tickets. 

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Performance at the Carriageworks Theatre

August 17, 2007 at 2:49 pm (Learning & Access)

Our four-week Gallery 37 Plus project came to a close on Wednesday night with a performance at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds, choreographed by Sharon Watson.

The project involved young People in Leeds aged 16-19 training with four of the UK’s top dance organisations including NBT, Phoenix Dance Theatre, The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Yorkshire Dance. Gallery 37 Plus provided an excellent foundation in hip-hop/urban dance, contemporary dance and ballet. Participants took daily classes with dance artists Simon Kidd, Douglas Thorpe and Tiia Ourilla. The project was part of a national initiative for young people who are not in full time education or employment. Participants received a training grant and a Young People’s Art Award on completion of the project.

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YYD go Christmas Crackers!

August 17, 2007 at 2:45 pm (Classical Training, Northern Ballet Theatre Academy)

nutcracker doll

David Nixon’s brand new version of The Nutcracker promises the ultimate Christmas adventure and dancers from the Yorkshire Young Dancers scheme will be helping to create the magic, performing with the Company in Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds. Rehearsals are already underway. Full tour dates for The Nutcracker are available HERE

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NBT announces new Arts partnership

August 10, 2007 at 3:25 pm (Learning & Access)

NBT and Pyramid of Arts have joined forces to offer young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities the opportunity to become involved in ‘Dance Dreams’, a unique dance and creative arts project in Leeds. The programme will be delivered by Caroline Burn, NBT Dance Education Officer, along with NBT musicians and arts workers from Pyramid of Arts. The sessions are aimed at engaging the young people in dance, music and creative expression.

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Summer schools update

August 10, 2007 at 3:23 pm (Classical Training, Northern Ballet Theatre Academy)

This week is an intensive training week for students on our Yorkshire Young Dancers’ scheme. NBT is the first Centre for Advanced Training in the country, in partnership with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and the only one for Classical dance. During the week they will take part in classical ballet and contemporary classes as well as learning some dances from the repertoire

It is also the final week of training for students on our International Summer School who have been strengthening and improving their classical, contemporary and jazz techniques at the Northern Ballet Theatre studios in Leeds.

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Nutcracker Preview

August 7, 2007 at 4:10 pm (General Information, Marketing and PR News)

 

 

Northern Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker opens on the 11th of October at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. This will be its World Premiere. As this version of the Ballet has never been performed before, there are no pictures of the production. To give you a taste of what The Nutcracker will be like, we will be regularly posting up new images – costumes, sets, rehearsal pictures etc.

Here is the first gallery, a series of costume drawings for the production, by Chris Giles.

Click the link below to view the gallery…

http://www.northernballettheatre.co.uk/nutcracker.htm

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Chiaki Nagao’s Final Performance

August 3, 2007 at 3:46 pm (Artist's News, Company News, Tour News)

 Last season we announced Chiaki Nagao’s retirement after more than 16 years with the Company. We’re please to say that she is back training with the Company to prepare for her final appearances as Juliet at selected performances of Romeo & Juliet in Nottingham and Bradford. She is also helping to rehearse the children performing with NBT in The Nutcracker. Chiaki’s final performance with NBT will be as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, on Saturday 27 October 2007 at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, in an evening dedicated to celebrating her career. For booking information click here.

“I have received such great support from NBT’s audiences over the years, it makes it so difficult to stop. I will miss it greatly but I have decided to leave NBT on a high, while I am still enjoying every aspect of life with the Company.”

Chiaki Nagao

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Building Project Statement – 03/08/07

August 3, 2007 at 2:26 pm (Company News, Fundraising)

New Building Project:

 We were very disappointed that for various reasons it became impossible for us to continue working with Rushbond to develop a new purpose-built home for NBT and Phoenix Dance Theatre in the centre of Leeds.

We are extremely grateful to Leeds City Council who have reviewed the delivery options and agreed to take responsibility for the development. This includes an additional injection of £3M of funding and Project Management provided by the Council. This increases the Council’s contribution to more than £7M.

£3.5M will come from Arts Council England through Lottery funding and the balance of the £11.675M estimated cost will come from NBT and PDT fundraising. A major appeal will be launched shortly.

The City Council’s strategic design alliance has started work on the design of the new building which will be located on Quarry Hill.

Further details will be added to the website as the project develops in the coming months…  Update available here.

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L&A August Update

August 1, 2007 at 4:32 pm (General Information, Learning & Access)

The August update for the Learning and Access department of NBT can be found here:

http://www.northernballettheatre.co.uk/learningandaccess.html

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