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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: 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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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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Northern Ballet’s Wuthering Heights – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Director and Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Reviewer: Maggie Constable Wild passions abound across the windswept moors this week, well on the stage at least, as Milton Keynes theatre hosts Northern Ballet’s award-winning production of Wuthering Heights. This timeless classic tells of two children, Heathcliff and Cathy, who are inseparable as youngsters but whose feelings in later life ...

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Wuthering Heights – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg Conductor: John Pryce-Jones Director and Choreographer: David Nixon OBE Reviewer: Ray Taylor This is a revival of what was David Nixon’s first creation for Northern Ballet over twelve years ago, the premiere of which I was fortunate to see. This new version with redesigned and refreshed costumes loses none of the original’s stark power and beauty in ...

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Northern Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet, Festival Theatre – Edinburgh

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev Choreographer: Jean-Christophe Maillot Costume Design: Jérôme Kaplan Lighting Design: Dominique Drillot Set Design: Ernest Pignon-Ernest Reviewer: S.E.Webster 75 years after Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo &Juliet graced the world stage to critical acclaim, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s re-imagining of the timeless classic is pirouetting across the boards of Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. Originally produced for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, the collaborative ...

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