Category: 2020

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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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December 8, 2020

During the first lockdown, our Artistic Director Tamara Rojo streamed ballet class from her kitchen. You can enjoy the first of these on our YouTube channel, with more available on BalletActive. Watch the trailer for our new channel and start your 7-day free trial today:    

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December 8, 2020

Footwear is essential to our dancers and each season English National Ballet dancers go through around 4,300 pairs of pointe shoes! Watch Amber Hunt, Artist of the Company, go through the task and ritual of preparing her pointe shoes for rehearsals and performances. Filmed in real time, this 30-min special is ideal for some Sunday […]

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December 8, 2020

Made with dedication, resolve and collaborative spirit, the five very diverse and beautiful films in our Digital Season are a testament to the resilience and ingenuity of the arts, even in challenging times. Each short film is available to rent for 72hrs with an accompanying mini-documentary (by Michael Nunn & William Trevitt) that gives an […]

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December 8, 2020

English National Ballet is the only UK company performing a full production of Le Corsaire. This swashbuckling piece is one of the great classical ballets, full of dancing fireworks and fantastic set pieces. You can purchase a DVD from our shop or rent it for 72hrs via Ballet on Demand. Enjoy this short extract featuring […]

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December 8, 2020

We were originally set to premiere Creature on 1 April 2020, but sadly this had to be cancelled. Luckily we were able to finish the creation of this new ballet by Akram Khan, and cannot wait to perform it in 2021.

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December 8, 2020

Nutcracker Delights is a shorter, simplified version of English National Ballet’s traditional production of Nutcracker. The performance, running at 75 minutes, features highlights from the ballet. These include the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince, the Snowflakes, the Flowers, the Spanish dance and more.