Ashley Dixon and Martha Leebolt as the Beast and Beauty in David Nixon OBE's ballet Beauty & the Beast. Also featuring sprites performed by Ayana Kanda, Michela Paolacci & Christie Duncan. Photo Bill Cooper.

Ashley Dixon and Martha Leebolt as the Beast and Beauty in David Nixon OBE's ballet Beauty & the Beast. Also featuring sprites performed by Ayana Kanda, Michela Paolacci & Christie Duncan. Photo Bill Cooper.

One of my favourite images from Beauty & the Beast, after The Beast’s final transformation to a good and loving man with his Beauty in the moonset… (Photo Bill Cooper) (via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)

One of my favourite images from Beauty & the Beast, after The Beast’s final transformation to a good and loving man with his Beauty in the moonset… (Photo Bill Cooper) (via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)

giveMetokyo: Northern Ballet do Beauty and the Beast at The Marlowe Theatre.


A fantastic blog from a Northern Ballet first-timer!

givemetokyo:

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There isn’t much that I’m a virgin at, that is apart from eating hamster and jumping out of a plane etc etc but more dramatically, going to the ballet which I have been DYING to attend for years. I got my wish this Wednesday when I travelled all the way…

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Aimless Rambles from a Wandering Mind: My First Ballet Experience


I love that I work for a company which makes ballet so accessible to so many.

endlesslyfascinated:

Writing the above title makes me think that I should be a seven-year-old girl, about to exuberantly declare my adoration for the art, after either an exciting if daunting first ballet lesson, or my first visit to see one. However, seven-year-old me probably would have deemed ballet as too girly…

Beauty (Martha Leebolt) sleeping in a white rose especially for #YorkshireDay(via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)

Beauty (Martha Leebolt) sleeping in a white rose especially for #YorkshireDay(via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)

Hironao Takahashi as Alfred (a manservant) and Hannah Bateman as La Feé Luminaire in David Nixon's ballet Beauty & the Beast. Photo Bill Cooper. (via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)

Hironao Takahashi as Alfred (a manservant) and Hannah Bateman as La Feé Luminaire in David Nixon's ballet Beauty & the Beast. Photo Bill Cooper. (via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)

Martha Leebolt as Beauty in David Nixon’s Beauty & the Beast. Photo Bill Cooper.(via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)

Martha Leebolt as Beauty in David Nixon’s Beauty & the Beast. Photo Bill Cooper.(via Beauty & the Beast production images | Northern Ballet)