“It was a powerful and memorable show and meeting the dancers afterwards was quite special. We had a super time.”
President Philip Jordan joined guests on the evening of 15 September as members of Leeds Law Society took advantage of a special offer for “An evening with Northern Ballet”. The tickets combined the best seats in the house for Hamlet at The West Yorkshire Playhouse, with a buffet and pre-event drinks reception, plus the opportunity to meet some of the dancers after the performance – all at a very special Leeds Law Society price!
Guests gathered on the fifth floor balcony of the modern Northern Ballet building at Quarry Hill overlooking the city to enjoy a little rare September sunlight as they sipped their drinks. Artistic director David Nixon introduced the performance and gave an insight into this adaptation of Hamlet set in occupied Paris in 1940.
“The performance was very dramatic, dark and emotional,” explained the Society’s Business Development Manager Jane MacGregor. “The excellent choreography and tremendous score conveyed such drama and intensified the sense of tragedy. I was mesmerised!”
One of the guests summed up the evening perfectly: “The ballet was fantastic, I’ve been raving about it ever since! A very memorable evening and the whole experience from meeting the cast to the catering was fantastic, thank you.”
Wesleyan, who kindly sponsored the evening, held a prize draw for a wonderful hamper of wine which was won by Dorota Beange from Ison Harrison.