May 2011: The London Premiere of Cleopatra

The London Premiere of Claude-Michel’s new ballet Cleopatra was on 17 May at Sadler’s Wells. This follows the critically acclaimed national tour which began with the World Premiere at Leeds Grand Theatre on 26 February 2011. Claude-Michel and choreographer David Nixon were at this Northern Ballet London Premiere as well as many well known faces … Read moreMay 2011: The London Premiere of Cleopatra

May 2011: Cleopatra – Review and Interviews

Cleopatra is a stunning new ballet with music by Claude-Michel and choreography by David Nixon.  In the tradition of Northern Ballet this is very much ballet theatre with a very strong story line which moves from Egypt to Rome and back again. It follows Cleopatra from her marriage to Ptolemy, his subsequent death, her union … Read moreMay 2011: Cleopatra – Review and Interviews

September 2010: Cleopatra Tour Dates for 2011

 The 2011 Tour Dates for Northern Ballet’s new ballet Cleopatra, with music by Claude-Michel, have now been announced:   26 Feb – 5 March                                                                                                                                  LEEDS GRAND THEATRE                                                                                                              World Première 10 – 12 March                                                                                                                              EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE  16 – 19 March                                                                                                                                     HULL NEW THEATRE  22 – 26 March                                                                                                                              SHEFFIELD LYCEUM THEATRE 5 – 9 April                                                                                                                                     … Read moreSeptember 2010: Cleopatra Tour Dates for 2011

July 2010: Cleopatra – A New Ballet by Claude-Michel

Claude-Michel has composed the score for the new full-length ballet Cleopatra. He has been working with David Nixon, artistic director of Northern Ballet. David first talked to Claude-Michel four years ago with some ideas for a story line and a rough script. Then, after Marguerite, Claude-Michel set to work writing a kind of scenario in … Read moreJuly 2010: Cleopatra – A New Ballet by Claude-Michel