"My First Cinderella" tag
English National Ballet School publicity image for the 2017 Summer Performance.© ENB School. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet School – Summer Performance 2017 – London

★★★★✰   The highlight of the second half of the programme was Mats Ek’s Pas de Danse, staged by his assistant, Pompea Santoro.

Daniela Oddi and Mlindi Kulashe in My First Cinderella.© David Jensen. (Click image for larger version)

ENB2 – My First Cinderella – London

As I say ultimately the kids on the afternoon I was there had a good old time. But I’d like to think that something where the steps assume greater significance will show little people even more of the joy of dance.

Artistic Director Tamara Rojo Announces English National Ballet New Season

To be honest I don’t think her first announcements are a landmark in repertoire terms – but it was never going to be unless some ballet fairy deposited a few extra million in the company coffers to allow instant change.

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