On September 3rd 2017 the Leeds Grand Theatre will host a very special Gala performance in support of the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund, featuring stars of the Royal Ballet and friends.
This is the first time that this event has been held in Leeds. Divertissements from the classical repertoire will be performed, including works by Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan , Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon, and music by the Manchester Camerata Orchestra. There will be guest performances by BalletBoyz, and Northern Ballet dancing a duet from Jonathan Watkins’ award-winning ballet 1984. Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae performs his knockout tap solo Czardas, accompanied by violinist Vasko Vassilev, and Edward Watson performs Clair de Lune by Alistair Marriott.
All moneys raised from this Gala evening will go to the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund. The fund was set up after teacher Ann Maguire was tragically killed in her Leeds classroom. The Fund, which is managed by Leeds Community Foundation, has been set up by the Maguire family to continue Ann’s life’s work of inspiring and educating young people in Leeds. The Fund provides bursaries and creates opportunities for young people to enhance their own development through arts education.
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