Leeds-based Northern Ballet is better known for its full-length narrative works – most recently Cinderella and The Great Gatsby, both choreographed by company artistic director David Nixon – than mixed bills.
The London visits of Northern Ballet in recent years have invariably been to Sadler’s Wells to show one of the company’s large repertoire of David Nixon’s full length story ballets and so this is a new departure both in terms of venue and material.
Romeo and Juliet are the archetypical tragic forbidden lovers. Their families, friends, gangs and conflicting religious beliefs force them to conceal the love of their lives. Although the personal journeys of both Romeo and Juliet are integral to the tale