Exciting news: Northern Ballet Theatre has launched another innovative ballet. David Nixon, Northern Ballet Theatre’s artistic director has revealed a new full length ballet, Cleopatra, that will be danced to a special score composed by Claude-Michel Schonberg. The world premiere will take place on 26th February 2011 at the Leeds Grand Theatre.
When asked why he chose to make the ballet Nixon said, “I’ve been interested in Cleopatra and that period for a long time. Two-thousand years later she is as popular as she ever was, in fact more so. I think the legend and the mystery of the woman grows rather than lessens.”
Northern Ballet Theatre is quite unique in the UK in providing innovative productions that still deliver pure classical ballet and don’t venture into contemporary, which happens all too often with larger companies. Balletomanes want new exciting ballets not contemporary!
Judging on the rehearsal pictures Cleopatra looks set to be a real success so book you tickets now…. Leeds, Edinburgh, Cardiff, London. Take your pick! (Pictures from Balletnews.co.uk)