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Northern Ballet: Jane Eyre – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Cathy Marston Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel Jane Eyre is a game-changing work of literature, introducing character-based internalisation of the action previously largely the domain of poetry, and creating faction that explored social realism and critique, sexuality, religion and proto-feminism. It was a novel that redefined the possibilities of fiction in a way that makes it still relevant ...

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Ballet Central 2017 Tour – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Artistic Director: Christopher Marney Choreographers: Christopher Marney, Marius Petipa, Matthew Bourne, Liam Scarlett, Jenna Lee, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Christopher Bruce, Michael Pink, Christopher GableReviewer: Michael Gray Ballet Central's annual tours offer lovers of dance a unique opportunity to see the performers of the future, their training ended, ready to enter the world of professional work. The touring schedule, constantly expanding, brings ...

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Ballet Central 2015 – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: William Glassman Choreography: Christopher Hampson, Christopher Gable, Christopher Bruce, Kit Holder, Alexander Gorsky, Sharon Watson, Christopher Marney Reviewer: Peter Jacobs The 2015 tour celebrates 30 ‘sparkling’ years of Ballet Central, the touring company of Central School of Ballet. This is a packed and diverse programme of new, classic and revived work, displaying their range of ballet, contemporary and ...

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Ballet Central – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Reviewer: Rich Jevons This scintillating showcase begins with Christopher Hampson’s ‘Four’, a neoclassical ballet piece with the dancers in purple and black leotards syncopated to a ragtime jazz soundtrack. The piece is executed with great poise and grace and sets a high bar for the rest of the evening. The live pianist performs a lush ‘Moonlight Sonata’ for the romantic ...

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Cinderella- Palace Theatre, Manchester

Artistic Director &Choreography: David Nixon Music: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Cinderella is one of the great ballets in the classical canon, with one of the best scores. But the story of Cinderella goes back as far as 9th Century AD China. The best-known version is the Charles Perrault fairytale of 1697, and most ballet versions draw from this ...

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Cinderella – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Director/Choreographer: David Nixon Composer: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Lu Greer   Cinderella, originally an old European folk tale, has been adapted in every way from Disney’s classic to pantomime to ice shows. The now age-old story of poor little Cinders, bullied by her step-sisters, becoming a princess for the night and losing her glass slipper is consistently popular with audiences of ...

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Ballet Central: The 2014 Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: William Glassman Choreography: Andrew McNicol, Sara Matthews, Arthur Saint Léon, Christopher Gable, Leanne King, Daniel de Andrade, Christopher Marney Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Ballet Central is the performing company of the Central School of Ballet, founded in 1982 by Royal Ballet dancer and actor, the late Christopher Gable CBE and Ann Stannard. Ballet Central was established in 1984. Their ...

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Cinderella – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director &Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Composer: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Katie Mitchell What was originally a German folk tale, Cinderella is a timeless story which has been much adapted for both stage and screen. Renowned for recreation and putting their very own pointe-shoe stamp on stories, Northern Ballet has yet again turned this traditional fairy-tale into something quite dazzling. The story ...

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