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English National Ballet Receives Grant From Government's Culture Recovery Fund Photo English National Ballet Receives Grant From Government's Culture Recovery Fund
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2020

English National Ballet has announced that they have been awarded a grant of £3 million through the Government's Culture Recovery Fund, announced today.

Dancing Times Magazine Celebrates 110 Years This Month Photo Dancing Times Magazine Celebrates 110 Years This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020

1910 saw George V ascend to the throne, the trial and execution of Dr Crippen, the publication of EM Forster's Howard's End and the birth of Alice Marks, later Alicia Markova, the country's first prima ballerina. It also witnessed the establishment of the Dancing Times, the first independent magazine devoted solely to dance.

English National Ballet Announces Revised Autumn 2020 Schedule Photo English National Ballet Announces Revised Autumn 2020 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020

English National Ballet today has announced its revised plans for Autumn 2020, as the Company's previously scheduled performances have been cancelled due to the continuing impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

BWW Review: CINDERELLA IN-THE-ROUND, Royal Albert Hall Photo BWW Review: CINDERELLA IN-THE-ROUND, Royal Albert Hall
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jul 10, 2020

There were few greater joys in dance in 2019 than English National Ballet's Cinderella-in-the-round, which played to full auditoriums for 10 days last summer in London. After recent events, it already feels like a lifetime ago, so it's a particular treat to relive it now, as the last of their series of Watch Parties.

Roundup: UK Artists and Institutions Respond to the Government's £1.57 Billion Rescu Photo Roundup: UK Artists and Institutions Respond to the Government's £1.57 Billion Rescue Package For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2020

The UK Government has announced a £1.57 billion rescue package to help the nation's cultural, arts and heritage institutions weather the impact of the health crisis.  Arts institutions are responding to this announcement, including the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, and more!

SA International Ballet Competition Attracts Record Entries From 28 Countries Photo SA International Ballet Competition Attracts Record Entries From 28 Countries
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020

The biennial South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC), presented virtually in light of challenges faced by COVID19, has attracted its largest competitor enrolment since inception in 2008, with 155 dancers representing 28 countries.

Without Help From the Government, the UK's Christmas Ballet Season Might be Cancelled Photo Without Help From the Government, the UK's Christmas Ballet Season Might be Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020

The New York Times has reported that unless the UK government steps in to help dance companies survive the ongoing global health crisis, Christmas ballet season could be in jeopardy. 

Tamara Rojo Says It Will Take Three Months for English National Ballet Performers to  Photo Tamara Rojo Says It Will Take Three Months for English National Ballet Performers to be Ready for the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020

The Times has reported that Tamara Rojo, the head of English National Ballet, said that it will take three months to get the company's performers ready to perform live once again. 

Grange Park Opera, Surrey, Launches Summer Season Of Brand New Work Photo Grange Park Opera, Surrey, Launches Summer Season Of Brand New Work
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020

Grange Park Opera, Surrey's founder & Chief Executive Officer Wasfi Kani has devised an entirely new season of work available solely online.

Tamara Rojo, Nicholas Serota and Mark Cornell to Sit on Taskforce Aimed at Rebuilding Photo Tamara Rojo, Nicholas Serota and Mark Cornell to Sit on Taskforce Aimed at Rebuilding Arts and Culture
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020

The Stage has reported that English National Ballet's Tamara Rojo, the Arts Council's chair Nicholas Serota and Mark Cornell, chief executive of Ambassador Theatre Group, will be sitting on a new government-led taskforce aimed at rebuilding the arts and culture in the wake of the health crisis. 

BWW Review: ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET'S DUST, Milton Keynes Theatre Photo BWW Review: ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET'S DUST, Milton Keynes Theatre
by Vikki Jane Vile - Apr 30, 2020

I've written about Dust, Akram Khan's work for English National Ballet World War One programme, Lest We Forget, several times. Somehow, each time, even knowing what's coming, it still packs a chilling, earth shattering punch both through the screen and on stage.

VIDEO: English National Ballet Streams BROKEN WINGS Photo VIDEO: English National Ballet Streams BROKEN WINGS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020

English National Ballet has launched their series Wednesday Watch Parties with the 2016 production of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's critically acclaimed Broken Wings, featuring Tamara Rojo in the role of Frida Kahlo alongside legendary ballet star Irek Mukhamedov as Diego Rivera. The music, by Peter Salem, is performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

BWW Review: ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET - BROKEN WINGS, Sadler's Wells Photo BWW Review: ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET - BROKEN WINGS, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - Apr 23, 2020

Admirably enhancing their “at home” offering, in addition to regular live streams of company class and chair-based dance classes for those with limited mobility, English National Ballet now bring us Wednesday Watchalongs, a weekly opportunity to experience key work from their back-catalogue for no extra cost.

At The Home Barre: The Best Online Ballet and Contemporary Dance Classes Photo At The Home Barre: The Best Online Ballet and Contemporary Dance Classes
by Vikki Jane Vile - Apr 8, 2020

The dance studios and weekly classes are all long gone, so what are budding dancers doing to stay in shape now? Luckily, the dance community are a highly disciplined, generous bunch. While we all indulge in some heavy isolation snacking, it's this lot's job to remain fit and healthy. Fortunately for us, they're imparting their knowledge through a selection of live streams, so we can stay home and stay rond de jambe ready.

BWW Feature: Teachers and Students Discuss Online Workshops and Classes Photo BWW Feature: Teachers and Students Discuss Online Workshops and Classes
by Constance Drugeot - Apr 7, 2020

While theWest End has been greatly affected by this strange situation, performers and teachers haven't stop from being creative and sharing their arts! Many of them are now giving free live workshops and classes through their socials to keep people moving and inspired!

Take A Livestream Ballet Class With ENB's Tamara Rojo Photo Take A Livestream Ballet Class With ENB's Tamara Rojo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020

There are some wonderful initiatives springing up online for those are itching to keep dancing during the shutdown. Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, is now leading livestream ballet classes via the company's Facebook - head over to their page to join in!

BWW Review: ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET'S 70TH ANNIVERSARY GALA, London Coliseum Photo BWW Review: ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET'S 70TH ANNIVERSARY GALA, London Coliseum
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jan 19, 2020

Galas are peculiar beasts. In attempting to please everyone, you sometimes please no one at all, but fortunately, for this nostalgic run through the rich history of English National Ballet, no one was disappointed by the varied and often emotive selection of greatest hits.

BWW Review: AKRAM KHAN'S GISELLE, Sadler's Wells Photo BWW Review: AKRAM KHAN'S GISELLE, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - Sep 21, 2019

Akram Khan's Giselle is only three years old, but it already has a weighty reputation, as a powerful contemporary reworking of a classic, done with the choreographer's impressive sense of intensity and drama. 

Record 48 Titles Announced For 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Photo Record 48 Titles Announced For 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

Presented by Eric Abraham and Ken Forrester Vineyards, the 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season features a record 48 titles to be screened as part of its ninth successful year.

£70,000 Raised for the Gillian Lynne and Peter Land Foundation at TO GILLIE, WITH LO Photo £70,000 Raised for the Gillian Lynne and Peter Land Foundation at TO GILLIE, WITH LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019

On Tuesday evening, the great and good of the dance, theatre, film and TV industry came out in force to enjoy an unforgettable evening of stellar performances in celebration of the prolific and dearly-loved director choreographer, Gillian Lynne DBE at The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane in London.

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