Tamara Rojo has announced that Cesar Corrales is to become Principal of English National Ballet from the start of the 2017/2018 season. Joining Corrales on stage after his performance in Le Corsaire at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Rojo announced his promotion in front of the audience and Company. Corrales joined English National Ballet as Artist of the Company in 2014, was … [Read more...] about Cesar Corrales is to become English National Ballet’s youngest Principal
Romeo & Juliet
English National Ballet will welcome Aaron Robison as Lead Principal. Robison is currently a Principal with San Francisco Ballet. He will join the ENB next spring ahead of the performances of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Festival Hall in August. After dancing abroad for the last seven years, I am very excited to be coming home and joining English National Ballet. What … [Read more...] about English National Ballet’s new Lead Principal: San Francisco’s Aaron Robison
The English National Ballet’s Spring/Summer 2017 season sees a refreshing nod to the company’s past with a revival of Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet during August of 2017 when the company makes a return to The Royal Festival Hall, its old hunting ground that it hasn’t revisited since 2008. Tamara Rojo has shown with her recent programming that she is investing in the … [Read more...] about Old and new in English National Ballet’s 2016-2017 Season, Spring/Summer
Filippo Timi is a strange theatre beast indeed. An actor of power and fascination who attacks his projects fearlessly, careering from comedy to tragedy, from extreme campness to rugged masculinity, from classic to modern in his unique and utterly engrossing theatre creations. His plays appear to be casual experiments: he throws in a bit of everything just to see what might … [Read more...] about Amleto² engulfed by the outsize personality of Filippo Timi
Her Osipova's Juliet starts out as a hyper teenager, whirling on brilliantly fast feet. There's an immediate abandon to her dancing, movement sweeping through her small frame. As an actress, she doesn't always find the balance between this delicate choreography and her own huge personality. The Independent The limpid beauty of Osipova’s dancing — all languid limbs and … [Read more...] about Critics round-up: Romeo & Juliet… Osipova, Vasiliev, Lendorf & Ashton
Certainly not-to-be-missed, the blurb from the ENO site announces the London performances of Romeo and Juliet with Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova: This July, for 9 performances only, Bolshoi superstars Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova, with sensational Danish ballet star Alban Lendorf, will perform a twenty-first century re-staging of Sir Frederick Ashton’s Romeo & … [Read more...] about The ‘new Nureyev’? Can’t that be crossed out of the journalists’ handbook?