David Nixon must be able to lay claim to being the most prolific creator of full-length narrative ballets at work today...
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Northern Ballet is delighted to announce it will introduce a new strand of touring from 2015, widening the Company’s already extensive reach to an impressive 500,000 people from 2015 – 2018.
Batley's Dracula is a towering presence, subtly portraying the torment between evil and desire; the seducer and the seduced.
The ballet succeeds most in its incidental scenes – though everything is presented fortissimo. Most clever is the way in which Nixon depicts Myrtle and George Wilson ...The performances of Benjamin Mitchell and Victoria Sibson were the strongest of the evening.
The festival was as intensive as ever, with three performances running on seven days, four on one day, some concurrently. The range and quality of dance overall was impressive.
This was a pleasant night, pleasant for its broad content but especially pleasant because mixed bills and choreographic variety are not something normally associated with Northern Ballet. It's a time of great hardship for all the major companies as grants are pegged back and I hope the company will continue its journey in introducing more variety like this.