Saturday 14 September 2013

Northern Ballet's "A Simple Man"

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This is an except from "A Simple Man" a ballet about the life of LS Lowry which I saw in 1987 on the centenary of the painter's birth.   At that time Northern Ballet was based in Manchester and being a Mancunian I was very proud of it. And of course of LS Lowry.

The ballet was created by Gillian Lynne to music by Carl Davis. Northern Ballet has produced a great booklet about the ballet and the artist.  

If you want to see his works come to the arts complex in Salford that proudly bears his name.  It has the largest collection of Lowry's work in the world.

Post Script
31 Dec 2013

Gillian Lynne, the choreographer of this ballet was honoured for her services to musical theatre and dance in the 2014 New Year's Honours List.

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