Swan Lake Cast List – Sheffield

March 25, 2009 at 3:26 pm (Artist's News, Casts, General Information) (, , , , , )

The Swans Dance - Photo: HANSON

The Swans Dance - Photo: HANSON

Please Note: All casts are subject to change without notice.

Tue 24 March (eve)

Anthony – Kenneth Tindall
Simon – Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Odette – Keiko Amemori
Odilia – Martha Leebolt
Mother – Nathalie Léger
Father – Steven Wheeler
Young Anthony – Thomas Aragones
Brother – Ben Mitchell

 


 

Wed 25 March (eve)

Anthony – Yi Song
Simon – Darren Goldsmith
Odette –
Jessica Morgan
Odilia – Victoria Sibson
Mother – Nathalie Léger
Father – Steven Wheeler
Young Anthony – Brice Asnar
Brother – Ben Mitchell

 


 

Thu 26 March (mat)

Anthony – Tobias Batley
Simon – David Ward
Odette – Martha Leebolt

Odilia – Georgina May
Mother – Hannah Bateman
Father – Darren Goldsmith
Young Anthony – Thomas Aragones
Brother – Ashley Dixon

 


 

Thu 26 March (eve)

Anthony – Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Simon – John Hull
Odette – Michela Paolacci

Odilia – Keiko Amemori
Mother – Dreda Blow
Father – Steven Wheeler
Young Anthony – Brice Asnar
Brother – Ben Mitchell


Please Note: All casts are subject to change without notice.

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Farewell Steven Wheeler

March 24, 2009 at 3:04 pm (Artist's News, Casts, Company News, General Information) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Steven Wheeler with Charlotte Talbot in A Streetcar Named Desire and Steven as the Wardrobe Master in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Steven Wheeler with Charlotte Talbot in A Streetcar Named Desire and Steven as the Wardrobe Master in A Midsummer Night's Dream

This week Northern Ballet Theatre is performing Swan Lake and the Mixed Programme at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield.

Steven as Lord Capulet with Chiaki Nagao as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet

Steven as Lord Capulet with Chiaki Nagao as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet

It is a week tinged with sadness as we say farewell to a popular and much loved character. Senior Artist Steven Wheeler gives his final performances with NBT after 17 years with the Company.

His very last performance will be as Man in a Quandry in Gillian Lynne’s remarkable production, A Simple Man on Saturday evening.

After joining NBT in 1992 Steven has created many unforgettable roles, audiences have particularly enjoyed his portrayal of the Wardrobe Master in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a role that he refers to as his alter ego. Most recently Steven created the role of Hamlet’s Father in David Nixon’s Hamlet, and the Marquis in Cathy Marston’s A Tale of Two Cities.

He says; “I’ll miss the camaraderie of the dancers. We are one huge family and I think that shows on stage.”

David Nixon says: “I would personally like to give my thanks to Steven for the contribution he has made to the Company and for his many memorable performances.”

Steven’s parting message to you is: (Tongue firmly in cheek) “Don’t stop supporting NBT just because I’m not here. There are many other fabulous dancers to support. But seriously, thank you for all your support over the past 17 years, it’s been amazing.”

We’ll all miss you Steven and we wish you the very best for the future. Send your messages for Steven by emailing media@northernballettheatre.co.uk or post them at www.ballet.co.uk and click on NBTtalk.

NBT’s dancers add their tribute to Steven

“My top memory of Steve has to be my first years in the Company when we toured together in my old mini. Two of the tallest guys in the Company driving round in a tiny car with our bags must have looked a sight!
I’ve known Steve since I was eight and spent my entire dancing life with him so it is going to be really strange not having him around. His knowledge of NBT shows will be greatly missed.”
Darren Goldsmith, Leading Soloist

“Steven Wheeler is an amazing person to work with. He is very professional and will always give 100% in each performance (even if it is show 110!). He is also a very caring partner in pas de deux and will always make the girl look good even if he is uncomfortable. Every girl’s dream. Steven is one of my favourite people to work with.”
Ginnie Ray, Junior Soloist

“I think I was lucky to have joined the Company at the same time as Steven so I could spend a lot of time with him. He has been so helpful; when I joined the Company 17 years ago he helped me so I didn’t feel lost. We have had a great time working together and I will miss him so much but I wish him all the best for the future.”
Hironaio Takahashi, Principal Artist

“Steven came to Japan with Hiro and I for our wedding, he was our best man. He helped me chose my head-dress and Hiro’s suits. Steven has always been reliable at work. If he was playing my father, such as Lord Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, his acting and timing were perfect so I could therefore perform my role perfectly. He is so considerate and professional on stage, making sure that I looked good out there.”
Keiko Amemori, Principal Artist

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NBT Easter Course

March 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm (Events, General Information, Learning & Access, Music) ()

Spaces are filling up quickly for Northern Ballet Theatre’s 2009 FootNotes Easter Course.

Open to all young people aged 11 – 19 this course will give you the chance to work with the professionals to develop either your dance or music skills and create some original pieces.

So do something different this Easter holiday and book your place before the closing date next week.  Call Jo Dean on 0113 274 5355  for more information.

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40th Anniversary Party in Nottingham

March 18, 2009 at 4:46 pm (General Information)

Photo: Lisa Stonehouse

David Nixon (NBT's Artistic Director) cuts the 40th anniversary cake, held by Mark Skipper.

Northern Ballet Theatre celebrated its 40th anniversary in Nottingham last week with an event at the opening night of Swan Lake. The Company have been performing at Nottingham, Theatre Royal for over 20 years and it remains a key part of its tour.

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NBT Kicks Off Sheffield Tour at Meadowhall

March 18, 2009 at 12:43 pm (Classical Training, Events, General Information, Learning & Access, Northern Ballet Theatre Academy) (, , , )

Classical Training

Photo: Darren Goldsmith

Northern Ballet Theatre will be twirling into Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield on Saturday 21 March for a fun filled event to launch the Company’s Sheffield tour, which runs at the Lyceum Theatre from 24 – 28 March.

Why not come down to Meadowhall on Saturday and watch some of NBT’s most promising students giving several short performances throughout the day and you can even join in yourself with energiser sessions to help you kick start your weekend. The event will be held from 11am – 2pm on Park Lane so there is plenty of opportunity to come along, take part and have some fun.

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Mixed Programme Cast List – Edinburgh

March 18, 2009 at 9:12 am (Artist's News, Casts, Company News, General Information, Tour News) (, , , , )

Mixed Programme - A Simple Man

Mixed Programme - A Simple Man

Please note: All casts are subject to change.

 

 

Sat 21 Mar (mat)

La Bayadère (The Kingdom of the Shades)

Nikiya – Martha Leebolt
Solar – David Ward
Solo 1 –  Christie Duncan
Solo 2 – Hannah Bateman
Solo 3 – Isabella Gasparini

Angels In The Architecture

Female Dancers – Christie Duncan, Keiko Amemori, Victoria Sibson, Georgina May, Martha Leebolt, Hannah Bateman
Male Dancers – Kenneth Tindall, Darren Goldsmith, David Ward, John Hull, Sebastian Loe, Tobias Batley

A Simple Man

LowryDarren Goldsmith
Lowry’s Mother – Nathalie Léger
Ann – Georgina May
Girls In Red – Hannah Bateman, Lori Gilchrist
Maud / Tennis Player – Julie Charlet
Father Going Home – Ashley Dixon
Children’s Mother – Victoria Sibson
Nymphettes – Christie Duncan, Michela Paolacci
Man In A Quandry – Steven Wheeler
Balloon Sellers – Sebastian Loe, Ben Mitchell


Sat 21 Mar (eve)

La Bayadère (The Kingdom of the Shades)

Nikiya – Julie Charlet
Solar – John Hull
Solo 1 –  Pippa Moore
Solo 2 – Georgina May
Solo 3 – Dreda Blow

Angels In The Architecture

Female Dancers – Christie Duncan, Keiko Amemori, Victoria Sibson, Georgina May, Martha Leebolt, Hannah Bateman
Male Dancers – Kenneth Tindall, Darren Goldsmith, David Ward, John Hull, Sebastian Loe, Tobias Batley

A Simple Man

LowryDarren Goldsmith
Lowry’s Mother – Nathalie Léger
Ann – Georgina May
Girls In Red – Hannah Bateman, Lori Gilchrist
Maud / Tennis Player – Julie Charlet
Father Going Home – Ashley Dixon
Children’s Mother – Victoria Sibson
Nymphettes – Christie Duncan, Michela Paolacci
Man In A Quandry – Steven Wheeler
Balloon Sellers – Sebastian Loe, Ben Mitchell

Please not all casts are subject to change.

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Swan Lake Cast List – Edinburgh

March 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm (Artist's News, Casts, General Information, Tour News)

The Swans Dance - Photo: HANSON

The Swans Dance - Photo: HANSON

Please note – all casts are subject to change

Tue 17 March (eve)

Anthony –  Kenneth Tindall
Simon – Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Odette – Keiko Amemori
Odilia – Martha Leebolt
Mother – Nathalie Léger
Father – Steven Wheeler
Young Anthony – Thomas Aragones
Brother – Ben Mitchell


Wed 18 March (eve)

Anthony Tobias Batley
Simon – David Ward
Odette – Martha Leebolt
Odilia – Georgina May
Mother – Hannah Bateman
Father – Darren Goldsmith
Young Anthony – Thomas Aragones
Brother – Ashley Dixon


Thu 19 March (mat)

Anthony Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Simon – John Hull
Odette – Michela Paolacci
Odilia – Keiko Amemori
Mother – Dreda Blow
Father – Steven Wheeler
Young Anthony – Brice Asnar
Brother – Ben Mitchell


Thu 19 March (eve)

Anthony –  Kenneth Tindall
Simon – Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Odette – Keiko Amemori
Odilia – Martha Leebolt
Mother – Nathalie Léger
Father – Steven Wheeler
Young Anthony – Thomas Aragones
Brother – Ben Mitchell

All casts are subject to change without notice.

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40th Anniversary Pages

March 12, 2009 at 9:29 am (40th Anniversary, Company News, Fundraising)

Martin Bell, Lori Gilchrist, David Ward and Georgina May
Martin Bell, Lori Gilchrist, David Ward and Georgina May

We’ve added a whole new section to www.northernballettheatre.co.uk dedicated to our 40th anniversary.

You can visit these pages to learn fantastic facts about NBT, news and announcements of special events and performaces we’ll be hosting to celebrate our birthday.

Northern Ballet Theatre’s 40th Anniversary

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Step-by-Step Guide to NBT – The Guardian

March 3, 2009 at 4:24 pm (General Information)

The Guardian have produced a Step-by-Step Guide to Northern Ballet Theatre.

Read it here.

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Swan Lake Cast List – Leeds

March 3, 2009 at 3:13 pm (Artist's News, Casts, General Information, Tour News) (, , , , )

The Swans Dance - Photo: HANSON

Please note: All casts are subject to change.

Wednesday 4 March (Eve)

Anthony –  Kenneth Tindall
Simon – Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Odette – Keiko Amemori
Odilia – Martha Leebolt
Mother – Nathalie Léger
Father – Steven Wheeler
Young Anthony – Thomas Aragones
Brother – Ben Mitchell


Thursday 5 March (Mat)

Anthony Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Simon – John Hull
Odette – Michela Paolacci
Odilia – Keiko Amemori
Mother – Dreda Blow
Father – Steven Wheeler
Young Anthony – Brice Asnar
Brother – Ben Mitchell


Thursday 5 March (Eve)

Anthony Tobias Batley
Simon – David Ward
Odette – Martha Leebolt
Odilia – Georgina May
Mother – Hannah Bateman
Father – Darren Goldsmith
Young Anthony – Thomas Aragones
Brother – Ben Mitchell


Friday 6 March (Eve)

Anthony Tobias Batley
Simon – David Ward
Odette – Martha Leebolt
Odilia – Georgina May
Mother – Hannah Bateman
Father – Darren Goldsmith
Young Anthony – Thomas Aragones
Brother – Ben Mitchell


Saturday 7 March (Mat)

Anthony Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Simon – John Hull
Odette – Michela Paolacci
Odilia – Keiko Amemori
Mother – Dreda Blow
Father – Steven Wheeler
Young Anthony – Brice Asnar
Brother – Ben Mitchell


Saturday 7 March (Eve)

Anthony –  Kenneth Tindall
Simon – Christopher Hinton-Lewis
Odette – Keiko Amemori
Odilia – Martha Leebolt
Mother – Nathalie Léger
Father – Steven Wheeler
Young Anthony – Thomas Aragones
Brother – Ben Mitchell

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BBC Interview

March 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm (General Information)

The BBC have interviewed Northern Ballet Theatre’s Deputy Stage Manager, Chun-Yen Chia.

Click here to read the article.

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Easter Courses

March 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm (General Information)

Northern Ballet Theatre's Learning & Access Easter Courses.

Northern Ballet Theatre's Learning & Access Easter Courses.

la2NBT’s annual Easter Course returns in April and information about the forthcoming course is now online [click here].

This annual 4 day course provides students enthusiastic about dance or music with the opportunity to develop their technique and creativity through daily class and workshops. It culminates in an informal performance of a piece of choreography, developed over the course of the week, to family members and friends.

This year’s course explores dance and music from NBT’s productions of I Got Rhythm and A Simple Man. Open to ages 11 – 19 of all abilities, participants take part in either dance or music workshops, led by an NBT Dance Artist and members of NBT’s orchestra. More information and application forms can be sent on request by calling the learning and access department on 0113 274 5355 or downloaded from the website.

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