Montagu Junior School – India Project Final Sharing

March 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm (Learning & Access) (, , , )

Students at Montagu Junior School in Mexborough

Last week saw the end of our project at Montagu Junior School in Mexborough, which combined creative dance workshops and narrative writing activities during the 5-week project with Year 5 pupils.

The project, involving NBT Dance Education Officer Sophie Alder, Creative Writer Maya Chowdhry and Learning & Access Manager Rashmi Sudhir from Kala Sangam encouraged pupils to improve their vocabulary, self-esteem and literacy skills while exploring themes from the ancient Indian festival of Holi, including new beginnings, seasons, colour and play.

We ended the last day with an informal performance for peers and parents, sharing some of the written work the children had produced and dances they had created from their stories. All pupils made noticeable progress during the course of the project, developing the confidence to express their ideas and proudly took ownership of the characters they created through words and movement, and stories they told through them. It was a great end to a fantastic project!

Montagu students in NBT workshop

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Hamlet – Teacher’s Resource Pack

March 26, 2008 at 4:05 pm (General Information, Learning & Access) (, , , , )

A Teacher’s Resource Pack is now available for NBT’s production of Hamlet.
To download the pack or for more teacher’s resources, visit NBT’s Learning & Access pages here.

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Easter Course next week…

March 26, 2008 at 12:15 pm (Events, Learning & Access) (, , , , )

Easter Course 2007

There are still a few places available on our ‘Urban Tales’ Easter Course so hurry and book your place today.

Energise your Easter break with this exciting fusion of contemporary dance and popular urban dance techniques. You will have the chance to learn and create your own dances, accompanied by live music, led by NBT dance education officer Sophie Alder and urban dance artist Ed Stephen.

When: Tuesday 1 April – Friday 4 April 2008
9.30am – 3.30pm daily

Where: West Park Centre, Spen Lane, Leeds, LS16 5BE

Who: Anyone aged 11-16

Cost: £65

Download the application form today [application form] or for more information contact Kate on 0113 274 5355 or email

For more information click here

Easter Course 2007


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Hamlet Trailer on YouTube

March 20, 2008 at 11:34 am (Marketing and PR News) (, , , , , , , )

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New Hamlet Trailer

March 13, 2008 at 1:05 pm (Marketing and PR News, Tour News) (, , , , , , )

Images from the new trailer for NBT's Hamlet

NBT have produced a new trailer for their production of Hamlet, in the run-up to taking the ballet to Sadler’s Wells in London. The advert features new pictures of the production and exclusive music by Philip Feeney.

Click here to watch the new trailer

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More Momentum Launch Images

March 11, 2008 at 12:23 pm (Events, Fundraising) (, , , , , , , , )

HRH Earl of Wessex, NBT's Royal Patron. Photograph by Lisa Stonehouse

More photographs of the Momentum Launch event last month can now be found on the new Momentum website.
The events gallery can be found here:

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Dream vision leaves train passengers all aflutter

March 6, 2008 at 10:08 am (Artist's News, Marketing and PR News) (, , , , , , )

Image from the Edinburgh Evening News

Edinburgh Evening News (Published Date: 05 March 2008):

“Three fairies appeared at the platform at Waverley station today to promote a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Northern Ballet Theatre is performing the play at the Capital’s Festival Theatre, from tonight until Saturday.”

Edinburgh Evening News website

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Dancition Video

March 4, 2008 at 3:17 pm (Events, Learning & Access, Marketing and PR News) (, , )

Harriet Walsh and Leigh De Luca Garside, both 12, at the ballet workshop

“TWINKLE-toed youngsters were given a lesson in ballet.
The pupils, of Park Lane High School, Halifax, were visited by members of Northern Ballet Theatre’s dance education project, Dancition.
They were given workshops exploring the themes of the theatre group’s latest production Hamlet.
Students learned some of the steps and produced their own dance pieces. They also attended a Northern Ballet Theatre performance.
Dancition is a six-month project involving four Cal-derdale primary schools and Park Lane High School.”

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L&A March Update

March 4, 2008 at 2:43 pm (Learning & Access) (, , , , )

“…This month we are teaming up with South Asian Arts Company Kala Sangam to deliver a five-week dance and literacy project at Montagu Junior School in Mexborough. The project will encourage pupils in Year 5 to improve their vocabulary, self-esteem and literacy skills through creative dance workshops and narrative writing activities. NBT Dance Education Officer Sophie Alder, Creative Writer…”

 Click here to read full update

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Online Programmes

March 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm (General Information) (, , , , , )

NBT Online Programmes

This season’s programmes for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet are now available on the Northern Ballet Theatre website as PDF files. You can download them from here by right-clicking the below links:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Programme

Hamlet Programme

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