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Northern Ballet in Swan Lake.© Emma Kauldhar. (Click image for larger version)

Northern Ballet – Swan Lake – Milton Keynes

★★★✰✰   Although David Nixon authored this ballet long before Lord Grantham was a twinkle in Julian Fellowes’ eye, it certainly provides an inkling of Swan Lake meets Downton Abbey.

Pippa Moore in Madame Butterfly.© Merlin Hendy. (Click image for larger version)

Northern Ballet – Madame Butterfly, Perpetuum Mobile – London

Madame Butterfly is one of Nixon’s most effective narrative productions, combining japonaiserie with classical ballet conventions…

Tobias Batley as Gatsby, Martha Leebolt as Daisy and Guiliano Contadini as Nick in The Great Gatsby.© E. Kauldhar. (Click image for larger version)

Northern Ballet – The Great Gatsby – London

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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