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Sylvia – Birmingham Hippodrome

Music: Léo Delibes Choreographer: David Bintley Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Sylvia, a pastoral ballet based on a 16th-century Italian play, was first performed in Paris in 1876. It proved an instant hit, and has since been performed by ballet companies all over the world with artists such as Margot Fonteyn dancing the title rôle. However, in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production, ...

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The Car Man – Lyceum, Sheffield

Creator: Matthew Bourne for New Adventures Music Music: Terry Davies and Rodin Schedrin's Carmen Suite Director: Matthew Bourne Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Sheila Stratford Internationally celebrated choreographer and director Matthew Bourne has created a breath-taking dance thriller in The Car Man. Premiering in 2000 in Plymouth, the show won the prestigious Evening Standard Theatre Award for ' Musical Event of ...

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Northern Ballet’s Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Directors: Christopher Hampson (Perpetuum Mobile) and David Nixon OBE (Madame Butterfly) Reviewer: Maggie Constable Two contrasting dance pieces in one evening at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre this weekend-what a delight! Europe’s Best Dance Company, Northern Ballet, brings us Scottish Ballet’s Perpetuum Mobile and the acclaimed Madame Butterfly. We commence with the former, a seventeen minute aperitif as light and fizzing as ...

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Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile – Curve Leicester

Conductor John Pryce Jones DirectorDavid Nixon Music Giacomo Puccini Reviewer: Farhana Shaikh The Northern Ballet’s latest production of Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile is energetic and evocative theatre at its very best. The show starts with a seventeen minute performance of Perpetuum Mobile – set to Bach’s music – and is a marriage of music and classical ballet steps. As ...

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Northern Ballet: Madame Butterfly – Liverpool Playhouse

Music: Giacomo Puccini Choreographer: David Nixon Conductor: Nathan Fifield Reviewer: John Roberts Madame Butterfly has been adapted/translated/re-visited many times before in many different ways, its story of love and tragic loss is timeless and strikes a chord with every new generation that is introduced to its heartbreaking story, however in this production choreographed by David Nixon for Northern Ballet something ...

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Northern Ballet: Elves and the Shoemaker – CAST, Doncaster

Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE Choreographer: Daniel de Andrade Music: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Although in terms of accessible forms of theatre, ballet is one of the best examples that transcends the generations and different ages, often the length of a two or three act traditional production can be off putting for the very young. Here Northern Ballet have ...

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Northern Ballet: Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile – CAST, Doncaster

Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE Choreography: David Nixon OBE, Christopher Hampson Music Director: John Pryce-Jones Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Northern Ballet premiere in Doncaster with their new scaled down, pared back performance of Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile. traditionally, the company are acclaimed for their elaborate sets and full-scale versions of both well-known (and lesser-known) story telling ballets. Their recent tour ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet – Grand Opera House, York

Choreographers: Sir Frederick Ashton, Alexander Whitley, Sir Kenneth MacMillan. Designer: Anthony Ward, Jean-Marc Puissant, Ian Spurling Music: Daniel Auber (arranged and orchestrated by Constant Lambert), Phil Kilne, Scott Joplin &others. Conductors: Philip Ellis and Jonathan Higgins. Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent The Birmingham Royal ballet have selected three completely contrasting pieces for their Northern tour. This is a fantastic way to demonstrate ...

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