40th Anniversary Gala Podcast

January 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm (40th Anniversary, Podcasts) (, , , , , , , , )

On the day of our 40th Anniversary NBT dancers Kenneth Tindall and Ashley Dixon chat about the night ahead and the Royal Ballet’s Edward Watson and Leanne Benjamin talk about how they came to participate in the celebration.

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An Enchanted Evening

December 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm (40th Anniversary, Events, General Information) (, , , , , )

On Such a Night by Gillian Lynne - Photo Bill Cooper

On Such a Night by Gillian Lynne - Photo Bill Cooper

On Saturday 12 December Northern Ballet Theatre’s Anniversary Gala Performance took place in front of a packed out auditorium at the Grand Theatre in Leeds.

Stars of the ballet world joined NBT dancers on stage to celebrate the Company’s 40th birthday and together created a truly enchanting evening.

The evening featured artists from the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company and Phoenix Dance Theatre. Dancers from Ballet Du Rhin, Zurich Ballet and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo travelled to the UK especially to perform at the Gala.

NBT performed the world première of a short dance created especially for the anniversary by Gillian Lynne, respected choreographer of Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and NBT’s own signature work A Simple Man.

NBT soloist Victoria Sibson performed Ossein, a short dance choreographed by Wayne McGregor, resident artist of the Royal Opera House and Artistic Director of Random Dance Company.

Powerhouse Rhumba by David Nixon - Photo Bill Cooper

Powerhouse Rhumba by David Nixon - Photo Bill Cooper

Another highlight of the evening was David Nixon’s breathtaking new work Powerhouse Rhumba: “a sensational showcase” (The Times) which he created especially for the performance.

The Anniversary Gala was performed in aid of the momentum capital fundraising campaign for NBT and Phoenix Dance Theatre’s new purpose-built home in central Leeds. It was attended by over 14,000 people including NBT’s Patron, HRH The Earl of Wessex, and raised in the region of £60k.

HR, The Earl of Wessex greets the performers at Northern Ballet Theatre's Gala Evening

HRH, The Earl of Wessex greets the performers at Northern Ballet Theatre's Gala Evening - Photo: Lisa Stonehouse

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Birth of a Christmas Ballet…

December 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm (40th Anniversary, General Information) (, , , , , , )

A fantastic article about Northern Ballet Theatre and putting on a large-scale ballet in The Independent this week…

What does it take to put on a Christmas dance spectacular? Jonathan Brown goes behind the scenes at Leeds Grand Theatre to witness the organised chaos…

Read full Independent article…

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New Season Tickets Now On Sale…

June 8, 2009 at 9:25 am (40th Anniversary, Fundraising, General Information, Tour News) (, , , , , , , , , )

Tickets for the Autumn/Winter Season are on sale now.

Remember to book early to avoid disappointment.

Click here for full deatils about NBT’s current and forthcoming tour.

Also on sale are tickets and packages for Northern Ballet Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Gala in aid of the momentum campaign.

The event takes place at Leeds Grand Theatre on 12 December.

For full details of packages available for the 40th Anniversary Gala click here.

To book seats which include a glass of champagne and a Gala programme click here.

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40th Anniversary Gala

June 3, 2009 at 3:30 pm (40th Anniversary, Company News, Fundraising, momentum)

Northern Ballet Theatre's 40th AnniversaryYou can find details of the 40th Anniversary Gala in aid of momentum, the packages available and pricing here.

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Latest Podcast: Gillian Lynne

May 14, 2009 at 11:27 am (40th Anniversary, Company News, Interviews, Podcasts) (, , , , , , )

Gillian Lynne has been invited back to NBT for the revival of the celebrated production, A Simple Man. A Simple Man is the BAFTA award winning piece celebrating the life of LS Lowry.

Right-Click [Apple users, click & hold] and select Save As… to download to your computer.

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40th Anniversary Brochure

April 29, 2009 at 3:48 pm (40th Anniversary, Fundraising, General Information) (, , , , , )

NBT's 40th Anniversary Brochure, 40 Years in the Making

NBT's 40th Anniversary Book, 40 Years in the Making

We have produced a book to celebrate our 40th Anniversary.

This is a beautiful celebratory volume, 40 Years in the Making, which spans NBT’s 40 year history.

With contributions from HRH The Duke of York, David Nixon and many more this is an invaluable addition to the library of dance and theatre lovers everywhere.

It only costs £10 (+P&P).

Click here to order your copy…

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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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