More money for dance

April 3, 2008 at 9:38 am (Classical Training, General Information, Marketing and PR News, Northern Ballet Theatre Academy) (, , , , , , )

NBT Centre for Advanced Training

In March, the Government announced that it would be investing a further £5.5 million in dance following the publication of the Dance Review, written by the Royal Opera House Chief Executive Tony Hall.
The funding would be invested in, amongst other schemes, six new Centres of Advanced Training (CATs) between now and 2011. NBT, in partnership with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, set up the first CAT in the UK and remains the only CAT for classical dance.

David Nixon has responded to the announcement:
“An investment in young people is an investment in the future. As the very first Centre for Advanced Training, Northern Ballet Theatre has seen first hand the effect this kind of funding can have on young people. I feel strongly that we must develop high standards and quality access across the country and this announcement makes huge steps towards achieving these goals.”

Read the full announcement

Read a dance industry responce by Dance UK

Read about our Centre for Advanced Training

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Hamlet – What’s On Stage review

February 25, 2008 at 3:10 pm (Marketing and PR News) (, , , , , )

Christopher Hinton Lewis, NBT's Hamlet ballet

“Northern Ballet Theatre’s inventive and immersive take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet tragedy is set in Nazi-occupied Paris where Hamlet attempts to come to terms with his father’s death. In the dizzying intro scenes of ghostly visions…”

Read the whole review here

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