Marquee TV has been called “the new Netflix for the arts” with its global streaming TV service for dance, opera and theatre. It has a pleasing interface and, more importantly, some great content collaborating with The Royal Opera House, English National Ballet, the Royal Shakespeare Company and many others. As part of a collaborative response […]
English National Ballet
There have been many film montages of dancers, musicians and others from the performing arts, celebrating their art in lockdown, reconnecting with their audience and colleagues via solo performances edited together to form a piece. Many have been upbeat, some funny, but a new video adds a mood that feels truthful after three months of lockdown.
Where We Are is a beautifully produced dance piece coming in at just under three minutes. Anguish dominates, and even if the English National Ballet’s Jeffrey Cirio says, “I’m so hopeful,” he only looks it for a split second. The final utterance of “I’m so…” by The Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward leaves the cast of five without words as they wander away from the camera, downcast and perplexed.
Dancing Times has opened up the last 20 years of its archives to all until 7 April. The monthly magazine has its think pieces, reviews, articles about technique, dance’s past and present, but I always head first to the interviews. Here are some tidbits I’ve come across…
Photos from the 2020 revival of English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire: “with enough fouettés, barrel turns, chaînés and grandes pirouettes to stock a dance competition”.
Tamara Rojo to direct and choreograph her first ballet, Raymonda, after Marius Petipa Raymonda will receive its world premiere in Manchester, before a UK Tour Triple bill of works by William Forsythe to be performed at Sadler’s Wells 2020 marks English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary year 10th Anniversary of English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s […]
The critics of the Italian magazine Danza&Danza (which also has an edition in English) huddle together at the beginning of each year to decided the ‘best’ of the previous year in Italian dance and dance seen in Italy. The jury, since 1987, has always underlined its objectivity and honesty in its selection of interpreters, productions […]
There’s a spate of Giselles about at the moment, radical reinventions of the 1841 ballet from Akram Khan for English National Ballet, and South African choreographer Dada Masilo, drawing on modern class and gender politics to rewrite the Romantic heroine for our times. But if you prefer your Giselle with original spirit intact, then Birmingham Royal Ballet is […]
The Intendant at Rome Opera, Carlo Fuortes, and the director of the opera house’s ballet company, Eleonora Abbagnato, together with theatre employees, today inaugurated the Sala Elisabetta Terabust, the main ballet rehearsal room, formerly known as Sala Ballo A. Virginia Raggi, Rome’s mayor, said, Elisabetta Terabust, a woman with a strong personality, was appreciated throughout […]
As part of its 70th anniversary season, English National Ballet will celebrate its history with three gala performances at the London Coliseum on 17 and 18 January 2020. The gala performances celebrate the many dancers, choreographers, artists, musicians, artisans, technicians and audience members who, over the company’s 70 years, have been part of the English National […]
English National Ballet’s purpose-built new home in Canning Town East London, was officially opened last night by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and is now open to the public. English National Ballet’s new 8639 sq metre (93,000 sq ft) home houses a production studio with a fly tower, seven full-sized studios, state-of-the-art wardrobe and […]