VenueLeeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Other spaces: Courtyard, Quarry, Bramall Rock Void
CountyWest Yorkshire
From8th September 2012
To15th September 2012
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sep 13,15 Mats 14:00
PricesFrom £20.00. To £30.00.
What is currently on at Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse) (V977)
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Northern Ballet

Company Northern Ballet

Archive :: production:T01705634881, dance or ballet:S0935661730, venue:V977
Current production:Work


The heart-rending tale of doomed romance between a beautiful water nymph and a handsome nobleman. As a child, water sprite Ondine is rescued from the shore and raised as a daughter by the fisherman who saved her. Regardless of her mortal upbringing she maintains the mysterious allure and eternal youthfulness of her species. Years later when nobleman Brand stumbles upon Ondine he is mesmerised by her, and she by him. Despite his betrothal to the mortal Beatrice his attraction to Ondine is too strong to resist. When forced to choose between them he marries the breathtakingly ethereal nymph and swears his eternal loyalty to her. Through their union Ondine develops a soul and is transformed from sprite to woman, opening her heart to the joy and pain of human emotion. Nevertheless, in time Brand grows fearful of the alien and otherworldly creature he has married and finds himself again drawn to Beatrice. However, he knows that should he break the bond between mortal and water sprite, nature decrees that a watery grave will seek him out. Quarry Theatre


Choreographer David Nixon
Music Hans Werner Henze

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