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The rep. now online is as follows:

 

  • George Balanchine’s Apollo
  • John Cranko’s Onegin (excerpt)
  • Roland Petit’s Carmen (excerpt)
  • Leonide Massine’s Farruca (3-Cornered Hat)
  • Christopher Bruce’s Swansong
  • Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes
  • Dust by Akram Khan (excerpt)
  • Broken Wings by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (excerpt)
  • Playlist (Track 2) by William Forsythe
  • Etudes by Harold Lander

 

Looks really good and it says that there is more yet to be announced.

 

 

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And the press release:

 

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English National Ballet celebrates 70th Anniversary 
London Coliseum 
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 January 2020
www.ballet.org.uk

 

As part of its 70th anniversary season, English National Ballet will celebrate its history with three specially curated gala performances at the London Coliseum on 17 and 18 January 2020.

 

The gala performances celebrate the countless dancers, choreographers, artists, musicians, artisans, technicians and audience members who, over the Company’s 70 years, have been part of the English National Ballet family. Showcasing the world-class talent of the entire Company, alongside the future stars of the ballet world from English National Ballet School, the programme includes some of the most important and ground-breaking works that make up English National Ballet’s diverse repertoire. 

 

Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director of English National Ballet said: Our 70th Anniversary Gala performances are a rare opportunity to showcase in one place a huge variety of brilliant work from our extraordinarily rich history. This will be a Gala that celebrates the sheer love of dance, both on and off the stage, that has been part of our vision from the beginning. Throughout the three performances we will be bringing together as many people as possible from the English National Ballet family, on stage and in the audience, to celebrate and give thanks for the generosity of all who make this the very special Company it is. Alongside the Gala, we want to make sure we thank our audiences and partners throughout the season and will do so in a variety of creative ways.”

 

Using archive footage of English National Ballet, Dominic Best, who directed BBC documentaries Good Swan, Bad Swan: Dancing Swan Lake and Giselle: Belle of the Ballet, will create a special film which will dissolve into live performance on stage. The programme features extracts from great masterworks which have not been recently performed by the Company, including George Balanchine’s Apollo, John Cranko’s Onegin, Roland Petit’s Carmen, Léonide Massine’s Farruca (3-Cornered Hat), Christopher Bruce’s Swansong, and Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes. These will be performed alongside excerpts of some of the Company’s modern productions including Dust by Akram Khan, Broken Wings by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Playlist (Track 2) by William Forsythe. 

 

The gala performances conclude with a nod to English National Ballet’s early years, with a performance of one if its signature pieces, Etudes by Harald Lander, first performed by the Company in 1955. 

 

Elsewhere in this special anniversary season, English National Ballet will give away 70 tickets during each run in every city it tours to, celebrating and thanking its touring communities. Working with its partner venues and community groups, these tickets will be distributed to individuals who are making a positive impact in their community. To thank its audiences and fans, English National Ballet will also give a ‘Golden Ticket’ for a special English National Ballet experience to one audience member per performance throughout the season. Opportunities will include behind-the-scenes tours, complimentary tickets and programmes, and meet and greets.

 

We were delighted to offer 70 free tickets to performances of Akram Khan’s Giselle at Sadler’s Wells in September to staff and volunteers of Mousetrap Theatre Project, St Margaret’s House, Sunnyside Community Gardens, Synergy Theatre Projects, as well as Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea Libraries.

 

The 70th Anniversary comes as English National Ballet marks a new chapter in its history with its move into a new purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London. This transformational move will allow English National Ballet to continue to develop world-class artists, create ground-breaking new works, and honour the Company’s rich repertoire for years to come. With dedicated engagement, learning and public spaces, the Company will be able to connect with, and provide opportunities to, local communities like never before. 

 

English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary Gala concludes its winter season at the London Coliseum which also sees the continued tradition of performing a Nutcracker production every year since the Company’s inception in 1950 and the return of the critically acclaimed award-winning production of Le Corsaire, which returns to the UK following performances to audiences in excess of 100,000 people across the world.

Full Gala repertoire and further details of English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary celebrations to be announced. 

-ENDS- 

English National Ballet is a National Portfolio Organisation supported by Arts Council England. 

 

Notes to Editors

 

To find out more about the organisations listed see:
mousetrap.org.uk
stmargaretshouse.org.uk
sunnysidecommunitygardens.org
synergytheatreproject.co.uk
rbkc.gov.uk/libraries/libraries

 

Listings

English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary Gala 
London Coliseum 
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 January 2020
Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or ballet.org.uk/70th-anniversary-gala

 

About English National Ballet 
English National Ballet has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has played a major role in the growth and history of ballet in the UK. Today, English National Ballet is renowned for taking world-class ballet to the widest possible audience through its national and international tour programme, offsite performances at festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude, its distinguished orchestra English National Ballet Philharmonic, and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice and delivery, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s. Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet has gained new acclaim as it introduces innovative new works to the Company’s repertoire while continuing to honour and reinvigorate traditional ballet. ballet.org.uk  

 

About Arts Council England
Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. artscouncil.org.uk

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What about some of the ballets of Anton Doln’s time.   He was founder of the company and directed it for some decades.   His Pas de Quatre and Variations for 4 rarely seen nowadays....    

Witch boy amongst many other famous roles of John Gilpin...

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The latest press release:

 

 

TUFTVEVSIExPR08uanBn

English National Ballet celebrates 70th Anniversary
London Coliseum
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 January 2020

www.ballet.org.uk

 

As part of its 70th anniversary season, English National Ballet celebrates its history with three specially curated gala performances at the London Coliseum on 17 and 18 January 2020.

 

Showcasing the world-class talent of the entire Company, alongside the future stars of the ballet world from English National Ballet School, these performances include some of the most important and ground-breaking works that make up English National Ballet’s diverse repertoire. The full repertoire is announced today.

 

The gala performances will begin with a blend of film and performance. Using archive footage of English National Ballet, Dominic Best, who directed BBC documentaries Good Swan, Bad Swan: Dancing Swan Lake and Giselle: Belle of the Ballet, will create a special film which will dissolve into live performance on stage, with extracts from the following works to be performed:

 

Apollo, George Balanchine
Who Cares?, George Balanchine
La Sylphide, August Bournonville
Swansong, Christopher Bruce
Strictly Gershwin, Derek Deane
Playlist (Track 2), William Forsythe
Coppélia, Ronald Hynd
Dust, Akram Khan
Giselle, Akram Khan
Broken Wings, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
The Sleeping Beauty, Kenneth MacMillan
Romeo & Juliet, Rudolf Nureyev
Carmen, Roland Petit
Three Preludes, Ben Stevenson

 

ENBYouthCo will also perform a short piece choreographed by their Creative Director, Richard Bermange.

The Gala performances conclude with a nod to English National Ballet’s early years, with a performance of one if its signature pieces, Etudes by Harald Lander, first performed by the Company in 1955.

 

Also announced today, international dance star, Sergio Bernal will be joining the Company as Guest Artist for the 70th Anniversary Galas, performing Farruca (Three-Cornered Hat).

 

Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director of English National Ballet said: “Our 70th Anniversary Gala performances are a rare opportunity to showcase in one place a huge variety of brilliant work from our extraordinarily rich history. This will be a Gala that celebrates the sheer love of dance, both on and off the stage, that has been part of our vision from the beginning. Throughout the three performances we will be bringing together as many people as possible from the English National Ballet family, on stage and in the audience, to celebrate and give thanks for the generosity of all who make this the very special Company it is. Alongside the Gala, we want to make sure we thank our audiences and partners throughout the season and will do so in a variety of creative ways.”

 

Throughout its 70th Anniversary Season, English National Ballet is giving away 70 free tickets during each run in every UK city it tours to, celebrating and thanking its touring communities. Working with its partner venues, tickets have been shared with individuals making a positive impact in their community, recipients have so far included staff and volunteers from Lifeshare, who support homeless and vulnerable people in Greater Manchester; Talbot House, who support parents and carers of people who have learning disabilities; The NHS Young Oncology Unit at Christie’s Hospital; and Scratch who work to combat poverty in the Southampton area.

 

For its Gala Performances, English National Ballet is inviting its fans to help them identify inspiring individuals who are making an impact. Launching today is ENB 70 Words, where the public can nominate, using 70 words, people whom they’d like to recognise as creating positive impact and contributions to their communities. 35 individuals will then be selected as recipients of a pair of tickets to one of the Anniversary Gala performances.

 

In addition, English National Ballet is giving a Golden Ticket surprise to one audience member per performance throughout the Season. These include signed merchandise, complimentary tickets and programmes, and meet and greets.

 

The 70th Anniversary comes as English National Ballet marks a new chapter in its history with its move into a new purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London, where rehearsals for the Gala performances have commenced. This transformational move will allow English National Ballet to continue to develop world-class artists, create ground- breaking new works, and honour the Company’s rich repertoire for years to come. With dedicated engagement, learning and public spaces, the Company will be able to connect with, and provide opportunities to, local communities like never before.

 

Please note that Onegin will not be performed as previously announced.

 

Performance details are subject to change. 

-ENDS-

 

English National Ballet is a National Portfolio Organisation supported by Arts Council England.

 

Notes to Editors

 

Listings

English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary Gala
London Coliseum

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 January 2020
Box Office: 020 7845 9300 or www.ballet.org.uk/70th-anniversary-gala

 

About English National Ballet
English National Ballet has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has played a major role in the growth and history of ballet in the UK. Today, English National Ballet is renowned for taking world-class ballet to the widest possible audience through its national and international tour programme, offsite performances at festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude, its distinguished orchestra English National Ballet Philharmonic, and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice and delivery, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s. Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet has gained new acclaim as it introduces innovative new works to the Company’s repertoire while continuing to honour and reinvigorate traditional ballet.
www.ballet.org.uk  

 

About Arts Council England
Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.
www.artscouncil.org.uk

 

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