China Report: Second Performance in Hangzhou

December 17, 2007 at 5:04 pm (General Information, Overseas Tour) (, , , , , )

Chiaki Nagao. Photography by Neil G Jarman

The Company had some free time today until we went to the theatre at 2pm for class. This evening’s performance was the first of three events for our sponsors and was hosted by Yorkshire Forward. The event was attended by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Simon Hill from Yorkshire Forward and Prof. Stephen Parkinson from Leeds Met University all of who spoke at the pre-performance event. We did encounter one or two issues with the flying system this evening (or it might have been the operators) but at one point the computer console was surrounded by 12 Chinese Technicians!. We had a slightly larger audience than last night and the performance seemed to be appreciated. Yi Song danced the role of The Bonze/Yamadori/Samurai for the first time this evening.

Professor Steven Parkinson speaking of collaboration between Hangzhou and Leeds, also celebrated his 30th visit to the region

Guests of Yorkshire Forwards and Leeds Met listen to the speaches

Mark Skipper,NBT's CEO, intruduces Dan d'Andrade to Brian Cleasby, Mayor of Leeds - photo: Neil G Jarman

Final curtain call for Hangzhou

Chiaki and Darren with 'Trouble' - photo: Neil G jarman

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Delegation stepping out on a China Mission

December 17, 2007 at 10:34 am (Company News, Friends News, Marketing and PR News, Overseas Tour) (, , , , , , , )

Kathryn Moore of the Yorkshire Post wrote: “A DELEGATION from the region has jetted off to China today with the Northern Ballet Theatre for a four-week tour designed to raise Yorkshire’s profile in seven Chinese cities. Leeds City Council, Leeds Metropolitan University and Yorkshire Forward are supporting the tour and representatives from each organisation will act as ambassadors for the Yorkshire region.
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Click the link below to read the rest of the article…

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business-news/Delegation-stepping-out-on-a.3590952.jp

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