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...
Tag - Nancy Osbaldeston
George Williamson’s storming rise to the position of English National Ballet associate artist at just 23 suggests a lot of people see much promise in the young choreographer....
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.
"Super - absolutely spot on" I thought when Tamara Rojo announced Alison McWhinney and Junor Souza as joint winners of the company's Emerging Dancer Competition.
The Tribute bill is a well-chosen one... The season has been so short that the dancers haven’t had time to grow into their roles. They look as though they’re remembering instructions rather than relishing the ballets.
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
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 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.
36 pictures by Foteini Christofilopoulou...
A Dream of Africa 2012 Gala, Sunday September 30th 2012 @ 7.30 at the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Rd, London SW7 2BS