★★★★✰ Despite Covid-19 English National Ballet still ran their unique Emerging Dancer Competition and streamed the night in full to fans. The 2020 winner is Ivana Bueno - "Very evidently a talent to watch", says Jann Parry.
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For the first time, English National Ballet's competition for its junior members was held in the capacious London Coliseum, where the company has been performing The Sleeping Beauty...
Scottish Ballet Unveils Ambitious 2016/17 Programme – Company Premieres from David Dawson and Crystal Pite
Press Release: 15 Jan 2016 www.scottishballet.co.uk Scottish Ballet Unveils Ambitious 2016/17 Programme Building on a prolific period of creativity, Scottish Ballet sets out an ambitious programme for 2016/17, continuing to innovate and cultivate new dance and delivering cutting edge creative projects. Spring 2016: World premiere of new Swan Lake by David Dawson Scottish Ballet has a...
Of the three Choreographics evenings to date I thought this was the best, with all the pieces feeling buffed-up, thought about and nobody making a huge wrong turn.
All up this was a solid night and a good complement to ENB's 'Lest We Forget' (WW1) bill that was so recently on the main Barbican stage. But I hope that next year they return to a more open choice on what choreographers can do and also concentrate on choreography rather than include musical soiree interludes.
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.
English National Ballet dancers turn choreographers when five of them get a chance to create new works in collaboration with students from the Royal College of Music...
People talk about wanting to get new and younger audiences in for dance and this was really a great way of achieving it.