Posts by: sidelsky

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December 8, 2020

August Bournonville’s production La Sylphide is actually an adaptation of an 1832 French ballet by Filippo Taglioni, which signalled the dawn of a new, Romantic era of ballet. But it is actually Bournonville’s interpretation that’s still performed around the world today. It is not only one of the oldest ballets in existence, but a pillar of […]

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December 8, 2020

Since its world premiere in 2016, Akram Khan’s Giselle has toured across the UK, internationally and was screened in cinemas worldwide.  

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December 8, 2020

Feel the playful energy of our dancers tearing through Playlist (Track 2) by William Forsythe, set to Lion Babe’s Impossible (Jax Jones remix):

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November 8, 2017

Jason Bell’s work has been featured in many of the world’s foremost publications, including Vanity Fair and Vogue US and UK. Here he is creating our image for Song of the Earth with our dancers Alison McWhinney and Aitor Arrieta.

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December 8, 2020

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December 1, 2018

We perform Swan Lake at the London Coliseum from 3 – 13 January 2019. Find out how the dancers of the corps de ballet prepare for the graceful arm movements required for this timeless classic.

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November 9, 2017

 Dame Beryl Grey was the first British dancer to guest with the Bolshoi Ballet and the Kirov Ballet (in 1957 – 1958). Here is an archive clip of her performance at the Bolshoi.

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December 1, 2018

Our dancers’ days start at 10.30am with ballet class and can go up until 11pm after a long performance. They dance for an average of 2,032 hours each per year (that’s 39 hours per week!).

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November 9, 2017

 We have been invited to perform Le Corsaire in many countries, including Singapore, Oman and Poland, and on two of the major ballet stages in the world: Palais Garnier in Paris, France and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in Japan.

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December 2, 2018

This year’s performances of Nutcracker at the London Coliseum continue English National Ballet’s tradition of presenting a production of the Christmas ballet every year since 1950, its founding year.