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I saw on YouTube that the full performance [Broken Wings] starring Tamara Rojo will be streamed on 22nd April at 7pm. Excited to see this ballet again!

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3 minutes ago, Janite said:

There is a link at the bottom of the page to donate to ENB.

https://www.ballet.org.uk/enb-at-home/

 

This really has MADE made may day.  Thanks so Janite for bringing this to our attention.  Such a GLORIOUS work.  The direct link to the YouTube Channel where it will be broadcast is here.  

 

 

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The official press release:

 

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16/04/2020

ENB at HOME: Wednesday Watch Parties 

 

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English National Ballet invites audiences around the world to join them for Wednesday Watch Parties. As part of ENB at HOME, never before seen full-length recordings of Company performances will be premiered online (Facebook/ YouTube) every Wednesday evening over the next month, giving people the chance to see some of English National Ballet’s most loved productions, for free, from their own homes. Recordings will be available for 48 hours.

 

The first Wednesday Watch Party will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 22 April, with the online premiere of Broken Wings, a critically acclaimed ballet based on the life of iconic 20th century artist Frida Kahlo. Choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, this performance features English National Ballet Artistic Director and Lead Principal Tamara Rojo in the role of Kahlo alongside legendary ballet star Irek Mukhamedov as Diego Rivera. This performance of Broken Wings was recorded at Sadler’s Wells in 2016 and was part of English National Ballet’s first triple bill dedicated to female choreography, She Said. 

 

The second instalment of the Wednesday Watch Party series (29 April) sees award-winning ballet, Dust, by Akram Khan, streamed in full for the first time. This performance, recorded at Milton Keynes Theatre in October 2015 as part of English National Ballet’s poignant reflection on World War One, Lest We Forget, sees Tamara Rojo dancing alongside First Soloist, James Streeter. Dust explores the empowerment of women in war and was the first collaboration between Khan and English National Ballet. 

 

Whilst English National Ballet’s building is closed and some future performances and events have been cancelled, ENB at HOME sees the Company continue to give free access to great ballet content as well as providing ways to keep people fit and moving during these uncertain times. This includes online ballet classes tailored to suit a range of abilities, virtual performances from ENB Philharmonic, blogs, playlists and behind the scenes insights. 

 

The programme for Wednesday Watch Parties on 6 and 13 May will be announced in due course. 

-ENDS- 

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

Notes to Editors

English National Ballet events affected by COVID-19
Following government advice about Coronavirus COVID-19, some English National Ballet performances, events, workshops and classes have been cancelled. This includes performances of Creature by Akram Khan at Sadler’s Wells (01-08 April) and the UK tour of My First Ballet: Cinderella (09 April – 31 May). The world premiere of Creature will now take place on 11 November 2020 at Sadler’s Wells, with performances until 15 November. Emerging Dancer has been postponed and will now take place on 22 September 2020 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Theatre box offices are contacting bookers directly. English National Ballet’s home on London City Island, Canning Town, is closed. 
ballet.org.uk/covid-19-updates

Supporting English National Ballet
We have deeply appreciated the many warm wishes and expressions of empathy and care from friends and fans from around the globe. Ticket sales provide substantial revenue funding, contributing over a third of our annual income. There are substantial financial implications to postponements in our programme that impact our future work. We are working hard to find ways to navigate the financial impact of this unprecedented and challenging time. As a charity, any donation, large or small, will help during this period of uncertainty.
ballet.org.uk/join-give/donate

 

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 been at the forefront of ballet's growth and evolution ever since. 

 

English National Ballet brings world class ballet to the widest possible audience through performances across the UK and on eminent international stages including The Bolshoi Theatre and Palais Garnier; its distinguished orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic; and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet's Dance for Parkinson's.

 

Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet has introduced ground-breaking new works to the Company's repertoire whilst continuing to honour the tradition of great classical ballet, gaining acclaim for artistic excellence and creativity. 2019 saw English National Ballet enter a new chapter in its history with a move into a purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London which brings a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity, ambition, and connection to more people, near and far, than ever before.
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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Excellent.  Presumably these had originally been filmed for publicity purposes, rather than for commercial showing?

 

And thank you to whoever's already put them in the Calendar :)

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58 minutes ago, alison said:

And thank you to whoever's already put them in the Calendar :)

 

I have accidentally put it twice in to the calendar, are you able to delete one? sorry.

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I think you probably can yourself (probably best if it's the same account which entered it, I think), but let me know if you don't have any luck and I'll do it.  Thanks!

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Just watched Broken Wings - really excellent, I love it. Great work from ENB. 

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Oh, how I enjoyed Broken Wings! Thanks so much for the heads up. Congrats to Tamara Rojo and the ENB!

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Really loved the opportunity to see this recording of Broken Wings.  I only realised partway through that I'd never actually seen the original cast in it :( 

 

Getting on for 100,000 viewings in less than 48 hours - and still available for a few hours.

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I think I spotted something in the comments about them streaming an interview with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa tonight at 8 pm?  It went past so fast that I wasn't totally sure, though.

 

Some more information here, too:

 

https://www.ballet.org.uk/search/ochoa

 

I think this must be the background post they referred to - certainly helpful if you don't know much about Kahlo.

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30/04/2020

ENB at HOME: Wednesday Watch Parties 

 

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English National Ballet today announces the next instalments of their Wednesday Watch Party series. Following the successful launch of the series, which saw over 100,000 people tuning in for the online stream of Broken Wings, Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet will receive its online premiere on 6 May, followed by Azure Barton’s Fantastic Beings on 13 May. 

 

Through their Wednesday Watch Parties, which are a part of ENB at HOME, English National Ballet invites audiences around the world to enjoy never before seen full-length recordings of Company performances. The Wednesday evening (7pm) premieres on Facebook and YouTube give people the chance to see some of English National Ballet’s most loved productions, for free, from their own homes. Recordings are available for 48 hours.

The online premiere of Romeo & Juliet sees English National Ballet Lead Principals Alina Cojocaru and Isaac Hernández as Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. Created for the Company in 1977 to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, this production features Rudolf Nureyev’s passionate choreography, sumptuous sets and costumes, and Prokofiev’s evocative score, here performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. This performance of Romeo & Juliet was recorded at The Bristol Hippodrome in 2015 as part of English National Ballet’s annual Autumn UK Tour. 

Fantastic Beings will also be streamed in full for the first time. Azure Barton’s fantastical, energetic work was originally created for English National Ballet’s She Said programme in 2016. With a cast of 20 English National Ballet dancers, this reworked version was recorded at Sadler’s Wells in 2018 when it was performed as part of the company’s Voices of America triple bill. The work is accompanied by a dynamic score by Mason Bates, Anthology of Fantastic Zoology, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. 

 

Whilst English National Ballet’s building is closed and some future performances and events have been cancelled, ENB at HOME sees the Company continue to give free access to great ballet content as well as providing ways to keep people fit and moving during these uncertain times. This includes online ballet classes tailored to suit a range of abilities, virtual performances from ENB Philharmonic, blogs, playlists and behind the scenes insights. 

 

The programme for further Wednesday Watch Parties will be announced in due course. 

-ENDS- 

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

Notes to Editors

English National Ballet events affected by COVID-19
Following government advice about Coronavirus COVID-19, some English National Ballet performances, events, workshops and classes have been cancelled. This includes performances of Creature by Akram Khan at Sadler’s Wells (01-08 April) and the UK tour of My First Ballet: Cinderella (09 April – 31 May). The world premiere of Creature will now take place on 11 November 2020 at Sadler’s Wells, with performances until 15 November. Emerging Dancer has been postponed and will now take place on 22 September 2020 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Theatre box offices are contacting bookers directly. English National Ballet’s home on London City Island, Canning Town, is closed. 
ballet.org.uk/covid-19-updates

Supporting English National Ballet
We have deeply appreciated the many warm wishes and expressions of empathy and care from friends and fans from around the globe. Ticket sales provide substantial revenue funding, contributing over a third of our annual income. There are substantial financial implications to postponements in our programme that impact our future work. We are working hard to find ways to navigate the financial impact of this unprecedented and challenging time. As a charity, any donation, large or small, will help during this period of uncertainty.
ballet.org.uk/join-give/donate

 

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 been at the forefront of ballet's growth and evolution ever since. 

 

English National Ballet brings world class ballet to the widest possible audience through performances across the UK and on eminent international stages including The Bolshoi Theatre and Palais Garnier; its distinguished orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic; and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet's Dance for Parkinson's.

 

Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet has introduced ground-breaking new works to the Company's repertoire whilst continuing to honour the tradition of great classical ballet, gaining acclaim for artistic excellence and creativity. 2019 saw English National Ballet enter a new chapter in its history with a move into a purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London which brings a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity, ambition, and connection to more people, near and far, than ever before.
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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English National Ballet announces the next instalments of their Wednesday Watch Party series. Following three successful streams, which saw over 350,000 people tuning in, Stina Quagebeur’s Nora will receive its online premiere on 20 May, followed by Derek Deane’s Swan Lake on 27 May. 

 

Through their Wednesday Watch Parties, which are a part of ENB at HOME, English National Ballet invites audiences around the world to enjoy never before seen full-length recordings of Company performances. The Wednesday evening (7pm) premieres on Facebook and YouTube give people the chance to see some of English National Ballet’s most loved productions, for free, from their own homes. Recordings are available for 48 hours.

The online premiere of Nora showcases ENB’s Associate Choreographer and First Artist of the Company Stina Quagebeur’s first work for the main stage. Nora is inspired by the lead character in Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, and follows a woman on the path to independence. With a small cast of eight dancers, including Crystal Costa as Nora and Lead Principal Jeffrey Cirio as Nora’s husband, and music by Oscar-nominated composer Philip Glass, the piece premiered as part of the ‘She Persisted’ triple bill of female works in April 2019, sponsored by Cunard, production supporters and our Principal Partner, NatWest. 

 

Derek Deane's version of the iconic Swan Lake has delighted audiences worldwide for over two decades but has never been streamed online in full, until now. Featuring Lead Principals Isaac Hernández as Prince Siegfried and Jurgita Dronina as Odette/Odile, this performance of Swan Lake captures all the magic of the classic ballet, from the ballerinas in white tutus moving in unison, to the captivating romance between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Queen Odette. This performance of Swan Lake was recorded at the Liverpool Empire in 2018 as part of the English National Ballet's annual Autumn UK tour and features Tchaikovsky's score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. 

 

Whilst English National Ballet’s building is closed and some future performances and events have been cancelled, ENB at HOME sees the Company continue to give free access to great ballet content as well as providing ways to keep people fit and moving during these uncertain times. This includes online ballet classes tailored to suit a range of abilities, virtual performances from ENB Philharmonic, blogs, playlists and behind the scenes insights. 

 

The programme for further Wednesday Watch Parties will be announced in due course. 

-ENDS- 

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


 

Notes to Editors

 

English National Ballet events affected by COVID-19
Following government advice about Coronavirus COVID-19, some English National Ballet performances, events, workshops and classes have been cancelled. This includes performances of Creature by Akram Khan at Sadler’s Wells (01-08 April) and the UK tour of My First Ballet: Cinderella (09 April – 31 May). The world premiere of Creaturewill now take place on 11 November 2020 at Sadler’s Wells, with performances until 15 November. Emerging Dancer has been postponed and will now take place on 22 September 2020 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Theatre box offices are contacting bookers directly. English National Ballet’s home on London City Island, Canning Town, is closed.
ballet.org.uk/covid-19-updates

Supporting English National Ballet
We have deeply appreciated the many warm wishes and expressions of empathy and care from friends and fans from around the globe. Ticket sales provide substantial revenue funding, contributing over a third of our annual income. There are substantial financial implications to postponements in our programme that impact our future work. We are working hard to find ways to navigate the financial impact of this unprecedented and challenging time. As a charity, any donation, large or small, will help during this period of uncertainty.
ballet.org.uk/join-give/donate

 

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 been at the forefront of ballet's growth and evolution ever since. 

English National Ballet brings world class ballet to the widest possible audience through performances across the UK and on eminent international stages including The Bolshoi Theatre and Palais Garnier; its distinguished orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic; and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet's Dance for Parkinson's.

 

Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet has introduced ground-breaking new works to the Company's repertoire whilst continuing to honour the tradition of great classical ballet, gaining acclaim for artistic excellence and creativity. 2019 saw English National Ballet enter a new chapter in its history with a move into a purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London which brings a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity, ambition, and connection to more people, near and far, than ever before.
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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On 08/05/2020 at 07:23, alison said:

 

I watched and loved this ballet! For me, nothing beats a ballet that has ladies in pointe shoes...sorry, that’s my separator. Fantastic Beings is perhaps my fave among the ENB offerings thus far. Looking forward to Deane’s Swan Lake, too. 

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2 hours ago, Jeannette said:

Looking forward to Deane’s Swan Lake, too. 

 

There's some rather nice Ashton in it - I'll try and find the post which goes into it.

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6 minutes ago, Lizbie1 said:

 

There's some rather nice Ashton in it - I'll try and find the post which goes into it.

 

Here's the post:

 

 

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ENB are definitely doing this lockdown right. They have balanced one acts and full ballets, new works, classics and 'new classics' (thinking R&J) well. It's all very accessible and there is something for everyone.  I hope it serves them well once they can return to the stage.

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Nora by Stina Quagebeur is well worth a watch next Wednesday,

II really enjoyed Fantastic Beings on my small screen although I hadn't taken to it in the theatre,

Agree about ENB getting the streaming spot on.

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Having just watched ENB’s Swan Lake I noticed on YouTube they will be showing Song of the Earth on 17th June.

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The latest announcement from ENB about their Watch Parties:

 

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ENB at HOME: Wednesday Watch Parties - June 

 

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English National Ballet’s ‘ENB at HOME’ programme continues to provide free access to full-length ballets and online content, providing ways for people to keep fit and active during this time and keeping ballet accessible to everyone, everywhere.  

 

Through their Wednesday Watch Parties, which are a part of ENB at HOME, English National Ballet invites audiences around the world to enjoy never before seen full-length recordings of Company performances. The Wednesday evening (7pm) premieres on Facebook and YouTube give people the chance to see some of English National Ballet’s most loved productions for free, from their own homes, with recordings available for 48 hours.

 

The ballets which have been streamed in the series so far have been viewed more than 570,000 times by people in over 100 countries. Following a short break, Wednesday Watch Parties will return with a celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan, by streaming two of his productions:

 

Wednesday 17 June – Song of the Earth

Wednesday 24 June – Manon

 

First performed in 1965, MacMillan’s choreography for Song of the Earth was different from anything he had previously devised. Featuring three central figures, a Woman, a Man, and a Messenger, this powerful, moving exploration of life, death, and renewal is set to Mahler’s song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. The streamed performance was filmed at the Palace Theatre Manchester in October 2017 when English National Ballet performed this masterwork as a part of the national celebration of MacMillan in the 25th anniversary of his death.

 

Famous for its expressive choreography MacMillan’s Manon features some of the most demanding and fulfilling roles in ballet. The young and naïve Manon is torn between two lives: privilege and opulence with the wealthy Monsieur GM, or innocent love with the penniless student Des Grieux. Aristocrats and beggars, courtesans and harlots fill the stage as audiences are taken from a gambling den in 18th-century Paris to a desolate Louisiana swamp in one of British ballet’s most dramatic stories. Recorded at the Manchester Opera House in October 2018, Manon is accompanied by Jules Massenet’s haunting music performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

 

ENB announced today the conclusion of Artistic Director Tamara Rojo’s daily ballet classes, following an incredible 40 classes that she has recorded since 20 March.  Tamara’s classes proved popular with professional dancers and ballet fans alike as a way to keep fit as well as an opportunity to train with one of the best ballet dancers in the world, and have been watched over 1.7 million times on YouTube and Facebook, Tamara said:

 

“On behalf of ENB I would like to thank everyone who have been enjoying our online classes and Wednesday Watch Parties. Thank you for sharing this time with us and for your encouragement and support, it really means the world to us. 

 

“It has been an honour and a privilege to bring daily class to you all and I can hardly believe we have reached 40 classes broadcast from my kitchen. This marks the end of my series of classes as it is now time for me and my colleagues at ENB to concentrate on the future of the company and, together with the government and our other colleagues in the performing arts, to find ways to return safely to our studios, theatres and to our work. 

 

“Around the world things are slowly going back to normal, which is encouraging, so when it is safe and appropriate to do so please return to your teachers, return to your schools, return to your training and return to the theatres near you so that you can continue to support our beloved art form.”

 

The 40 classes Tamara recorded are still available on ENB’s website and YouTube channel alongside the full range of classes that form the ENB at Home programme. These include beginners classes, family workshops, Dance for Parkinson’s, Youth Ballet, Boys’ classes, Ballet Fit and classes for those with limited mobility. ENB at Home will continue with new Wednesday Watch Parties, a weekly ‘Ballet for Summer Fitness’ class and more. Keep an eye on ENB’s social channels for updated information on these classes and ENB at HOME content. 

 

-ENDS- 

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

 

Notes to Editors

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 been at the forefront of ballet’s growth and evolution ever since.

English National Ballet brings world class ballet to the widest possible audience through performances across the UK and on eminent international stages including The Bolshoi Theatre and Palais Garnier; its distinguished orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic; and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s.

Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet has introduced ground-breaking new works to the Company’s repertoire whilst continuing to honour the tradition of great classical ballet, gaining acclaim for artistic excellence and creativity. 2019 saw English National Ballet enter a new chapter in its history with a move into a purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London which brings a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity, ambition, and connection to more people, near and far, than ever before. www.ballet.org.uk

 

ENB Future Fund

Launched to celebrate our 70th Anniversary, ENB Future Fund enables the Company to make confident longer-term plans for all areas of our work. This is vital now, more than ever.

 

Covid-19 is the biggest challenge we’ve faced in our 70-year history. It is having a significant effect on the way we rehearse, operate and perform and affects our long-term sustainability.

 

Donations to the Future Fund support our important work to continue to connect, inspire and enhance well-being across our artistic, engagement and community programmes. As a charity, we rely on people’s support now more than ever.

We want to continue changing the perceptions of what ballet is and what it can be. Any donation, large or small, will go towards protecting our work and ensuring we remain accessible, welcoming and relevant for all.

 

To find out more about supporting English National Ballet, please contact the Development team on support@ballet.org.uk or call 020 7590 2950.

 

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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Since ENB now seems to be moving more into the field of "full-length" ballets, I do wish they'd extend the time they are available for.  I've only been able to get partway through Act II of Swan Lake due to other commitments, and really ought to be working now :(

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11 minutes ago, alison said:

Since ENB now seems to be moving more into the field of "full-length" ballets, I do wish they'd extend the time they are available for.  I've only been able to get partway through Act II of Swan Lake due to other commitments, and really ought to be working now :(

 

I so agree, Alison. It is very difficult when you have to fit viewings around work.

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1 hour ago, Jeannette said:

ENB’s stream of Macmillan’s Song of the Earth with Rojo, Caley  and Cirio premiered today. Not to be missed!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=okIqz-jxssU

 

I had not seen this since the Darcey Bussell farewell.


beautifully done ENB 👏

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Haven't actually received an email about this yet, but have just heard on the radio that La Sylphide and Wheeldon's Cinderella (in the round) are the next two scheduled.  Thank heavens it was mentioned, because I'd forgotten about watching Manon this week!

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The press release about La Sylphide and Cinderella (in the round):

 

 

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ENB at HOME: July

 

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English National Ballet’s ‘ENB at HOME’ programme has been providing free access to full-length ballets and online content as a way for people to keep fit and active during this time and keeping ballet accessible to everyone, everywhere.  

Today the Company announces the final instalment of their ENB at Home Wednesday Watch Parties. 

 

Through the weekly watch parties English National Ballet has invited audiences from around the world to enjoy never before seen recordings of Company performances for free, from their own homes. The eight full-length ballets which have been streamed in the series so far have been viewed more than 900,000 times by people in over 100 countries. 

 

The final instalments of the company’s Wednesday Watch Party series are announced today, and will be available on Facebook and YouTube for 48 hours. 

Wednesday 1 July, 7pm – La Sylphide

Wednesday 8 July, 7pm - Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella in-the-round 

 

Devised by one of the world’s leading producers of Bournonville ballets, Frank Andersen’s faithful version of the 1830s Romantic ballet La Sylphide sees James wake from a dream on the morning of his wedding to Effy to encounter a mysterious sylphide before him, setting off a fateful sequence of events. This performance was filmed at the Palace Theatre Manchester in October 2017 and was the first time Andersen’s La Sylphide had been performed in the UK. 

 

Co-produced by English National Ballet and the Royal Albert Hall, Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella in-the-round features over 90 dancers and combines magnificent sets and costumes, theatrical surprises, and lively choreography set to Prokofiev’s famous score performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Working from the darkly intriguing Brothers Grimm version of the story, Wheeldon originally created Cinderella to great acclaim for Dutch National Ballet and San Francisco Ballet: he and his creative team reunited in 2019 for the re-staging of this sparkling ballet. This performance was filmed at the Royal Albert Hall on 5 June 2019. 

 

The ENB at HOME programme, which has been running since March, hosts a range of videos and classes on the Company’s website and YouTube channel. These include ballet classes with ENB’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo, family workshops, Ballet Fit classes, beginners classes, Dance for Parkinson’s, Youth Ballet, Boy’s classes and classes for those with limited mobility. 

 

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

 

Notes to Editors

 

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 been at the forefront of ballet’s growth and evolution ever since.

English National Ballet brings world class ballet to the widest possible audience through performances across the UK and on eminent international stages including The Bolshoi Theatre and Palais Garnier; its distinguished orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic; and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s.

Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet has introduced ground-breaking new works to the Company’s repertoire whilst continuing to honour the tradition of great classical ballet, gaining acclaim for artistic excellence and creativity. 2019 saw English National Ballet enter a new chapter in its history with a move into a purpose-built state-of-the-art home in East London which brings a renewed commitment to, and freedom for, creativity, ambition, and connection to more people, near and far, than ever before.
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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