Gala for Ghana – Royal Ballet Dancers Charity Gala – 2 Feb 2014

Gala for Ghana flyer with Lauren Cuthbertson and Edward Watson of The Royal Ballet.<br />© Rick Guest. (Click image for larger version)

Gala for Ghana flyer with Lauren Cuthbertson and Edward Watson of The Royal Ballet.
© Rick Guest. (Click image for larger version)

For immediate release
January 2014

GALA FOR GHANA – An evening of dance featuring members of The Royal Ballet

Members of The Royal Ballet, including Principals Edward Watson, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb and Rupert Pennefather, will be performing at a unique gala evening on Sunday 2 Feb in aid of Ghanaian charity Ashanti Development.

In the intimate, elegant surroundings of the Royal College of Music’s 400 seat Britten Theatre, more than fifteen of the Company’s world-class dancers will perform highlights from a wide range of ballets, both classical and modern. The programme will also feature two world premieres, created especially for the evening, by Royal Ballet dancers Ludovic Ondiviela and Valentino Zucchetti. Other works already confirmed for the event include extracts from ballets by Frederick Ashton, Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon, Liam Scarlett and Arthur Pita.

All proceeds will go towards providing remote villages in the Ashanti region of Ghana with water and sanitation, healthcare, education and income generating activities. Since starting work in its first village Gyetiase over eight years ago, Ashanti has worked with more than thirty villages in the area, to fight poverty and strengthen communities.

—ENDS—
 

Full details
Sunday 2 February 2014
Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, SW7 2BS
Box office: 020 7591 4314
www.boxoffice.rcm.ac.uk
Ticket prices: £35, £28, £25

www.ashanti-development.org
 

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