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  1. Date is June 11 and the London Coliseum is the venue. Booking here.
  2. Principal casting for The Sleeping Beauty at the London Coliseum in June is now on the ENB Website https://www.ballet.org.uk/production/sleeping-beauty/#cast-section Wednesday 6 June, 7.30pm Alina Cojocaru* and Joseph Caley* Thursday 7 June, 2pm Erina Takahashi and Aitor Arrieta* Thursday 7 June, 7.30pm Maria Alexandrova*† and Aaron Robison* Friday 8 June, 7.30pm Alina Cojocaru and Joseph Caley Saturday 9 June, 2.30pm Jurgita Dronina* and Isaac Hernández* Saturday 9 June, 7.30pm Erina Takahashi and Aitor Arrieta Tuesday 12 June, 7.30pm Maria Alexandrova† and Aaron Robison Wednesday 13 June, 7.30pm Erina Takahashi and Aitor Arrieta Thursday 14 June, 2pm Alina Cojocaru and Joseph Caley Thursday 14 June, 7.30pm Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernández Friday 15 June, 7.30pm Maria Alexandrova† and Aaron Robison Saturday 16 June, 2.30pm Shiori Kase* and Cesar Corrales* Saturday 16 June, 7.30pm Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernández *Debut in role with English National Ballet †Guest Artist
  3. Use the promo code OLTENB onlineor call 020 7845 9300 and quote "Official London Theatre"£60.50 tickets now £46.50* £46.50 tickets now £31.50* Balcony tickets (normally £20.50 or £15.50) now £11.50*Valid for Tuesday – Thursday performances*Prices include booking fees
  4. Casting just announced: https://www.ballet.org.uk/production/voices-of-america/#cast-section
  5. bangorballetboy

    Voices of America

    20% off selected performances here
  6. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! From Facebook: Nancy Osbaldston, for those unfamiliar with her, won ENB's Emerging Dancer award in 2013 and is properly amazing. Of course, I wish her all the best at her new company. May her career go from strength to strength.
  7. Does anyone have any thoughts on either of the double bills? Did anyone see it in Manchester or Milton Keynes? Is anyone planning to see it in London? I'm contemplating going, but not sure which one. I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts!
  8. bangorballetboy

    ENB Coliseum Jan 2018

    This site has 35% off tickets for the ENB performances at the Coliseum in January 2018 (except the top and bottom two price brackets).
  9. It looks as though ENB has been invited to contribute to the Robbins celebration in the first half of the Paris Summer dance festival (Les Etes de la Danse) There are 2 Robbins programmes in the last week of June, 2018 (25-27; 28-30) at which ENB are expected to perform, in addition to New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Joffrey, plus Pacific Northwest Ballet, which will be presenting contemporary ballets in the second week (July 3-7). Given ENB are doing The Cage in their Sadler's Wells season it is that ballet that they would be likely to do. The details of the season have not yet been publicised but I have gleaned this information from the website of PNB (directed by Peter Boal, a wonderful New York City Ballet dancer in the past, and one of the best Apollos. His wife is one of the former City Ballet dancers mentioned in the Peter Martins scandal). There is also information on the website of a theatre, La Scene Musicale, in the Bois de Boulogne suburb of Paris, which will be the venue. Coincidentally, Isaac Hernandez is guesting with Paris Opera Ballet this week in Don Q (Thursday and Saturday) replacing Hoffalt.
  10. Hi, Looking for tickets for ENB's Nutcracker. Two for either 4th, 5th or 6th January, one adult and one child, matinee or evening, and a single for evening of 6th. Anyone got anything available? Thanks.
  11. Does anyone have a spare ticket? Can't pay too much and needs to be upstairs. Please PM me if you do. Thanks.
  12. Nicola Moriarty

    3 day Xmas Ballet Intensive Training

    Dear All We are again running our 3 day Xmas intensive on the 28th/29th/30 December 2017. With only 3 places left and we will cover all the key elements of classical ballet, focus on your weak points, or areas your vocational teacher has mentioned. We will work on your confidence, and look to make you stand out and shine in Auditions or during Assessments. For some, the 1st term of 2018 is extremely important. We are here to help, and also make sure you don't lose your edge during the Xmas period and that you go back fully focused and at your best. Please email me with any questions nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com Kind regards Nicola
  13. The Khan Giselle casting for all venues is now on the ENB website: https://www.ballet.org.uk/production/akram-khan-giselle/#cast-section Just discovered the link doesn't take you straight to the casting page. You have to click on 'see casting for all dates' I've now pasted the casting below: Liverpool Empire, Wed 25 October 2017, 7.30pm Tamara Rojo Giselle James Streeter Albrecht Liverpool Empire, Sat 28 October 2017, 7.30pm Tamara Rojo Giselle James Streeter Albrecht Liverpool Empire, Sat 28 October 2017, 2.30pm Fernanda Oliveira Giselle Fernando Bufalá Albrecht Liverpool Empire, Fri 27 October 2017, 7.30pm Erina Takahashi Giselle Aitor Arrieta Albrecht Liverpool Empire, Thu 26 October 2017, 7.30pm Fernanda Oliveira Giselle Fernando Bufalá Albrecht Liverpool Empire, Thu 26 October 2017, 2pm Crystal Costa Giselle Aitor Arrieta Albrecht Sadler's Wells, Wed 20 September 2017, 7.30pm Tamara Rojo Giselle James Streeter Albrecht Sadler's Wells, Thu 21 September 2017, 2pm Fernanda Oliveira Giselle Fernando Bufalá Albrecht Sadler's Wells, Thu 21 September 2017, 7.30pm Erina Takahashi Giselle Isaac Hernández Albrecht Sadler's Wells, Fri 22 September 2017, 2.00pm (NB website has 7.30pm but this must be a typo) Crystal Costa Giselle Aitor Arrieta Albrecht Sadler's Wells, Fri 22 September 2017, 7.30pm Tamara Rojo Giselle James Streeter Albrecht Sadler's Wells, Sat 23 September 2017, 2.30pm Fernanda Oliveira Giselle Fernando Bufalá Albrecht Sadler's Wells, Sat 23 September 2017, 7.30pm Erina Takahashi Giselle Isaac Hernández Albrecht
  14. Selling these two tickets as I am not in the UK during the Akram Khan Giselle season :sob sob: - They are listed as Restricted View: Overhang. I don't find they restrict the view unless you want to see the uppermost part of the set. Saw this production from the same seats when it premiered and had no issue whatsoever. Thursday 21 September 2PM First Circle L2 £25 Friday 22 September 7:30PM First Circle L1 £25 If interested, please PM/email. Linda.
  15. This is the eighth iteration of English National Ballet's annual Emerging Dancer Competition. There were six contestants. Esmerelda pdd: Rina Kanehara, Aitor Arrieta ©Dave Morgan; by courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr La Sylphide pdd: Madison Keesler, Guilherme Menezes ©Dave Morgan; by courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Paquita grand pas: Isabelle Brouwers, Emilio Pavan ©Dave Morgan; by courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr More… Dave Morgan - 20 photos Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Discussion of this event is here
  16. UKMasterclass


    UKMASTERCLASS JUNIORS: A DAY OF INSPIRATION We are pleased to announce a special UKMASTERCLASS event for younger dancers age 12 - 14. This day of inspiration will explore the classical technique, the characters from the musical CATS, and a creative experience to discover new moves and possibilities. The classes will be taught by three fabulous dancers and experienced teachers: ALICE CRAWFORD (former Senior Soloist dancer - English National Ballet), JASMIN COLANGELO (West End performer) and JAMIE EMMA McDONALD (Contemporary Dancer / Choreographer). Sunday 5th March Time: 11:00am - 3:30pm Age: 12 - 14 years Girls & Boys Venue: Rambert Dance Studio, 99 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP Price: £60 (10% discount when you book before the 31st of January) There will also be a chance to win a scholarship for one of UKMASTERCLASS future events! More info and to book online please visit: www.ukmasterclass.co.uk
  17. southerndancemum

    ENB youth ballet workshops

    Hi all, After some feedback on the youth ballet workshops. DD did one a couple of years ago and found it, erm... not very challenging. I'm wondering if they get more challenging as the attendees get older, or if, as anyone can do them, they still are aimed at 'non career aspiring' (for want of a better description) children. Thanks an advance
  18. I was at the opening night of ENB's lovely Nutcracker by Wayne Eagling. I really rather like this production. The opening wintry scene with skaters in great coats is delightful and then the festivities inside the house with all the dance students is just lovely. The children were really good and a credit to Tring Park School. The "adult" role of Clara was played by Laurretta Summerscales partnered by Emilio Pavan as the Nephew and Junor Souza as the Nutcracker although they double up in parts. Best not to put too much store by that or it gets confusing! James Streeter was Herr Drosselmeyer and a fine job he made of the role too - James can do no wrong in my eyes - his magic tricks were great too! I absolutely loved the Snowflake scene at the end of Act 1 - the ballerinas kept really straight lines and the intricate patterns of them weaving in and out was just beautiful to watch, I wish they could have done an encore! The Snowflake scene alone was worth the ticket price. Of all the divertissements in Act 2 I really enjoyed the male cossack in the Russian dance - his leaps were fantastic and he barely made a sound on landing - the cast sheet is confusing as it names 2 men in that section but there was only one and I feel it was Fernando Bufala rather than Francisco Bosch who was also named? The Spanish dance was great as well and danced with great latino joie de vivre by Crystal Costa, Adela Ramirez and Vitor Menezes. The dance of the Mirlitons and the Flower Waltz were all beautiful as well, I could go on.... Laurretta was very fast in the SPF section particularly in her solo which was great. In the pdd with Emilio Pavan there was a quick succession of lifts and unfortunately the biggest of all didn't quite come off as it should - I felt that the lift in question came after too many others so it's quite understandable that it didn't quite work, overall though this was the only glitsch throughout an otherwise super show. I have not seen Emilio Pavan before and I thought he was a lovely partner to Laurretta. The orchestra played beautifully under the baton of Gavin Sutherland (although I could have done without the accompaniment of at times some loud talking and lots of rustling sweet papers etc...grrr) I noticed they had 2 harps - I almost thought the music was being amplified as it was loud but I think it was having the second harp that made it sound louder! I was delighted that ENB had a children's choir (Tring Park I think as no other credit on the cast sheet) to sing the "Ah Ahs" - that was the icing on the musical cake for me! The set and costumes are lovely and it all made for a lovely Christmassy feel. I think the Liverpool shows are pretty much a sell out which is great - I am really pleased that ENB brought Nutcracker here again as it saves a trip to London. I would definitely recommend seeing this show. A curtain call photo from last night showing Laurretta summerscales and Emilio Pavan.
  19. I auditioned for this and was wondering if anyone also did. I went to this Summer intensive 3 years ago and it was great. Hoping someone can tell me when they recieve their replies and if they are going ( possibly we can meet up). I looked for a topic on this but couldn't find one, so I just created one.
  20. Nicola Moriarty

    Confidence in Dance Performance

    We have ONLY 3 places left on our 'Confidence in Dance Performance' workshop this half term!! (10 places total) A must for anyone looking to audition, join upper schools and want to get ahead of the competition. Details below:- Confidence in Dance Performance, with Anna Reynolds (NLP) On the 23rd and 24th October 2016 Woodside Dance Retreat is proud to host this unique 2 day course. Tackling the ‘mind set’ and adding the building blocks to help towards producing the future Principal Dancers and West End Stars Anna's workshops explore the mental rigour that is needed to be successful in the world of Ballet/Dance, with a specific focus on building confidence within yourself and being present in the performance, allowing who you are to shine through. The emphasis will be on shifting mindsets for more happiness and greater success. Participants will:- Connect deeply with their intention to dance. Clarity on our 'why' serves as a strong motivator. Reconnect with the joy of dancing. Learn that confidence is a result, not a requirement. Learn how to move beyond fear and strengthen courage. Learn how to listen with an open mind and open heart, therefore aiding the teacher/student relationship. This is experiential learning and Anna will skillfully mix theory and practice to create a inspiring and transformative workshop. You will also take a workshop with Emma Harris {currently assissting Christopher Wheeldon and who has 22 years as a professional performer) and David Lucas Shaw (who has 17 years in West End and has assissted Adam Cooper). Additionally 8th Element will visit, they specialise in sports and dance science he will speak about injury prevention, key stretching and strengthening excersices for longevity in our industry. This course is a ‘must' for anyone looking for a serious dance career. Course Fee’s - £300 (10 places only) * including 2 nights accomodation, organic locally sourced breakfast, lunch and dinner and 2 full days of classes and activities aimed at making you a better dance performer. Contact nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com to book a place or dicuss the course in more detail. www.woodsidedanceretreat.com
  21. Hello to all - I'm delighted to have found this community of ballet fans. I wondered if anyone here was at the ENB's season launch last night, and if so, what did you think? I loved Tamara Rojo's speech: "There's a misunderstanding in the ballet world that in order to cherish our heritage, we have to freeze it." I really admire the choices she's making with the company. And of course I am incandescently excited to see The Rite of Spring next year. How does everyone else feel about the upcoming season?
  22. Michelle_Richer

    E.N.B. Adult Ballet Taster Classes 19 May

    Taster Classes: Spring Term Thursday 19 May 2016 Take part in a one-off taster session in which you can sample English National Ballet's Classes programme before enrolling in the Summer Term (4 Jul – 21 Sep 2016). Classes on offer are: BalletFit, 7pm – 8pm Improvers, 7pm – 8:15pm Intermediate, 8.20pm – 9.35pm Absolute Beginners, 8.20pm – 9.35pm Taster classes are now on sale via "http://www.ballet.org.uk/classes/taster-classes/" You can also view Class Descriptions. "http://www.ballet.org.uk/classes/class-descriptions/"
  23. A world premiere of Akram Khan's Giselle at English National Ballet next season, Reimagining Giselle as part of Draft Works at the Royal Opera House in April 2016, Jerome Bel's production Tombe, which is inspired by Giselle, currently at Paris Opera Ballet. What makes Giselle so attractive to create modern versions of it? Or just pure coincidence? Apologies if this is an odd question!
  24. Just wondering about the best strategy for booking ENB Corsaire (for when it comes to London next January)? The best value seats tend to go so I want to book well in advance but of course no casting has been announced. Might someone more experienced care to comment? I don't love Corsaire SO much that I want to spend money on every single night so what is a sensible strategy? Book something and hope (in which case who might one expect to see in this show)? Book the first night of the London run as that's when the critics will come? Or the last night as the company will want to finish their London run on a high? I'd be most grateful for suggestions.