Category: 2017

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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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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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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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November 9, 2017

Listen to our Artistic Director Tamara Rojo discuss the pairing of Song of the Earth and La Sylphide, and catch glimpses of the company rehearsing these two incredible ballets.

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November 9, 2017

Born in Japan, Shiori Kase joined English National Ballet in 2009. She won the Gold Medal at the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition, and was promoted to Principal in 2016.

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November 9, 2017

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

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November 9, 2017

In our 2016-17 season, we travelled over 2,000 miles across the UK, performing in Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool and more.

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November 9, 2017

 In January, we perform two double bills at the London Coliseum, and both feature the classic ballet La Sylphide. One of the oldest ballets still performed today, La Sylphide is a jewel of the Romantic era, and a real must-see. Find out more about La Sylphide in this video.

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November 9, 2017

“An intriguing double bill of MacMillan’s tremendous Song of the Earth and Bournonville’s glorious Romantic-era masterpiece, La Sylphide” (Financial Times). Read what the critics have said about this programme on our blog.

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November 9, 2017

August Bournonville’s La Sylphide is “one of the jewels of Romantic ballet” (The Independent). From a joyous wedding party, to lyrical duets, it’s been lovingly recreated for us by Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen. Find out more about La Sylphide.