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.
The festival was as intensive as ever, with three performances running on seven days, four on one day, some concurrently. The range and quality of dance overall was impressive.
….the performance done, Muntagirov was promoted live on stage by new Director Tamara Rojo to the highest rank in the company – Lead Principal. A pleasant surprise, but in fact no surprise at all – it was only ever a question of time.
DanceTabs concentrates on dance on stage, like critics do… but dance has a whole other persona in its ballroom guise and never the twain really meet. We wanted to know more and Vikki Jane Vile kindly gives us an insight, attending one of the major ballroom championships…
English National Ballet today announced the appointment of Karen Napier as Chief Executive, commencing 1 February, 2013. Karen is currently Associate Dean, Advancement, at London Business School.
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.
pictures by Dave Morgan…