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Press Release: Constella First Visit To Sadler’s Wells Features Triple Bill Première


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Constella First Visit To Sadler’s Wells Features Triple Bill Première

 

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    Presenting three premières by English National Ballet’s Associate Artist George Williamson

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    Featuring ENB dancers including Emerging Dancer Competition winner Nancy Osbaldeston

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      19 & 20 September, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells 

 

 

Constella Ballet and Orchestra present a triple bill in it’s first performance at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells on 19 and 20 September. It features three choreographic premières by English National Ballet (ENB) Associate Artist, George Williamson.  The music includes iconic works by Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber plus a shifting, virtuosic piece by minimalist composer Judd Greenstein.

Among the dancers performing is soloist Nancy Osbaldeston, winner of ENB’s Emerging Dance Competition 2012 and now Demi-Soloist at the Royal Ballet of Flanders. The other six dancers are all currently with ENB. The conductor for all three pieces is Constella founder member and regular conductor, Leo Geyer.

The programme is as follows: 

Ballet for Nancy

Music: Appalachian Spring - Aaron Copland

Choreography: George Williamson

Nancy – Nancy Osbaldeston

A solo piece specially created for Nancy Osbaldeston

 

Adagio

Music: Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber

Choreography: George Williamson

Dancers: Jia Zhang and Max Westwell

A beautiful Pas de Deux

 

Four on the Floor

Music: Four on the Floor - Judd Greenstein

Choreography: George Willamson

Dancers: Laurretta Summerscales, Ksenia Ovsyanick, Guiherme Menezes and Vitor Menezes

An explosive quartet

 

Constella Ballet and Orchestra have grown from the critically acclaimed Constella Orchestra, which has made a name for itself over the last three years with challenging and adventurous programming, including a first collaboration with dancers in 2013, in Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale. Constella comprises some of the UK’s finest young artists, providing a platform to experiment and explore ballet and its surrounding art forms. Leo Geyer explains their ethos:

“We are called a ballet and orchestra company because our dancers and musicians are of equal importance. We highlight the most exhilarating feature ballet has to offer – collaboration. We are committed to the development of ballet and eager to show that it is an exciting and relevant art form to today’s modern audience.”

 

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