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I think everyone who was in the Leeds Grand Theatre on Saturday night would agree that Casanova was a great success (see Casanova - "it has been a long time since I enjoyed a show by Northern Ballet as much as I enjoyed Casanova last night" 12 March 2017). What could possibly follow a work like that? Nothing less than a master like Sir Kenneth MacMillan I would say.
Happily, that is exactly what we can expect for Northern Ballet will dance three of Sir Kenneth's works at the Bradford Alhambra between the 5 and 7 Oct 2017. An excellent venue for the Alhambra is arguably Yorkshire's finest theatre by a country mile. The ballets that the company will perform are:
Concerto and Las Hermanas were originally created for German companies though Las Hermanas found its way into the repertoires of Western Theatre Ballet (now Scottish Ballet) and The Royal Ballet where I first saw it. Gloria was created for The Royal Ballet shortly after he had ceased to be that company's artistic director.
Nothern Ballet also plans to dance the triple bill in Leeds next year.