A first night of superlatives and Tamara Rojo’s done the country (not just London) a terrific service in her first full-evening commission. You’d be daft to miss Le Corsaire as it tours the UK. Bravo all.
English National Ballet is encouraging people in the UK to join in with International Pirate Day*, the annual event held on September 19… and herald the arrival of the pirate ballet Le Corsaire.
Principal Casting Announced for English National Ballet’s new production of Le Corsaire
20 pictures by Foteini Christofilopoulou…
Graham Watts was at the Palais Des Congres for us to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Rudolf Nureyev’s birth…
Words with the man and thoughts on the Behind the Scenes at The Royal Ballet book from Graham Watts. Details of his next book too – on Natalia Osipova…
David Wall, member of The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet, sadly died on 18 June 2013 – he was 67.
Derek Deane created a winner that always seems to sell well and which people, including me, don’t grow tired of. But fill your boots this year – next year “Romeo and Juliet” returns as the ENB/RAH blockbuster
Award winning British choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett will all create new works for English National Ballet, as part of a programme of dance inspired by the centenary of the Great War.
I hope ENB do lots more short and sweet choreographic initiatives to real audiences. Well done all, great to have a go – now do more.
“Vadim was the first partner to make me feel like I was 16, even though I was approaching 40 when we first danced together.”
Rojo has declared that her ambition as artistic director of ENB is to make audiences hold their breath. I certainly did during Le Jeune Homme et la Mort…
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.
English National Ballet will premiere a new production of Le Corsaire (The Pirate), one of the great 19th Century classics, in October 2013. English National Ballet will be the first UK company to perform the complete work…
Alonso trained the first generation of Cuban dancers, among who there were many standouts, but the most well-known in Cuba were the “Four Jewels” of Cuban ballet: Josefina Méndez, Mirta Pla, Aurora Bosch, and Loipa Araújo (now Associate Artistic Director of English National Ballet)
English National Ballet is pleased to announce Nancy Osbaldeston as winner of the Emerging Dancer Competition 2013. Laurretta Summerscales won the People’s Choice Award. Both dancers are former pupils of English National Ballet School.
Pictures of Tamara Rojo’s final curtain calls at The Royal Opera House last night – 21 February 2013. She danced in Marguerite and Armand alongside Sergei Polunin.
But it was Rojo who really surprised me, with the most emotionally open performance I’ve ever seen from her. …a swansong, indeed: what a way to go!
English National Ballet is pleased to reveal details of its new rebrand, which includes an exciting collaboration with designer Vivienne Westwood, in a creative brand campaign for 2013.