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Popcorn and pliés ? ballet turns to cinemas to get children dancing

Saturday 12th January 2019

Northern Ballet tries a new way to break down barriers to the increasingly elitist world of classical dance

Children are no strangers to the cinema, where they can watch a dizzying array of films, from animated cartoons to blockbuster musicals to the latest rite-of-passage teen hits.

But ballet is not a genre they get out the popcorn for. And that, according to David Nixon, artistic director of Northern Ballet, is a shame.

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