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Ballet Black Triple Bill – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Ballet Black (C) Bill Cooper

Founder &Artistic Director: Cassa Pancho MBE Music: Steve Reich, Dustin O’ Halloran, Kurt Weill Choreographer: Arthur Pita, Christopher Marney, Christopher Hampson Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Founded in 2001 by Cassa Pancho with the intention of providing a platform for dancers of black and Asian origin, Ballet Black has become much more than this, carving out a niche for themselves. As a ...

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Ballet Black: Triple Bill – The Lowry, Salford

Ballet Black (C) Bill Cooper

Artistic Director: Cassa Pancho MBE Choreography: Arthur Pita, Christopher Marney, Christopher Hampson Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Ballet Black, established by Cassa Pancho in 2001, is a company for international dancers of black and Asian descent with a focus on classical ballet styles. The company has from the start collaborated with inventive choreographers to create a repertoire of new classical-based work that ...

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Scottish Ballet: Swan Lake – Liverpool Empire

Sophie Martin as Odette and Christopher Harrison as Siegfried in David Dawson's Swan Lake - Scottish Ballet

Artistic Director: Christopher Hampson Choreography: David Dawson Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conductor: Richard Honner, conducting the Scottish Ballet Orchestra Reviewer: Peter Jacobs In a 2014 Guardianarticle- “Ditch Swan Lake? The classic ballets that don’t belong in the repertory “ – Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson was quoted as saying: “Large classical ballet companies have a challenge finding the balance ...

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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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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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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 Mixed Programme – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Choreographers: Daniel de Andrade, Christopher Hampson, Kenneth Tindell, Demis Volpi and Jonathan Watkins Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Award winning Northern Ballet begins their mixed programme with Jonathan Watkins’ Northern Trilogy which was created for the Northern Ballet’s 45th Anniversary Sapphire Gala in March 2015. The work celebrates the Northern spirit and its traditions in monologues. It is reflective with Stan Holloway’s ...

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Elite Syncopations – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan Music: Scott Joplin and others Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:4] The second half of Scottish Ballet’s evening of contrasts is Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s much-loved Ragtime romp Elite Syncopations, the joyous celebration of the depression era dance marathon. Influenced by silent movie era slapstick and the popular dances of the era, the Charleston and Cakewalk, MacMillan’s witty choreography allows ...

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