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See our students on stage this Summer

Posted by Robert James

This summer we’re offering audiences the chance to witness the next generation of dance talent in two performances, commissioned by Artistic Director Viviana Durante, that showcase the students’ artistry, talent, and versatility.

For our annual Summer Performance we take to the stage at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre for the first time on the Thursday 4 July, as part of the Next Generation Festival. Performed by all three year groups on its Senior School, these performances take inspiration from the cycle of the seasons.

Opening the programme is Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs depicts a dazzling winter skating party, while English National Ballet School’s Artistic Associate Andrew McNicol’s Of Space & Time celebrates a student’s journey of growth in the ballet studio. Completing the programme is Pina Bausch’s Tannhäuser-Bacchanal, which powerfully conjures the heat of the enchanted senses. Concluding the performance will be Bausch’s Nelken Line uniting all the seasons in a celebratory walking dance.

On the Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July English National Ballet School presents a Summer Showcase at Brixton House, a unique celebration of the diverse and distinct voices of its students. This special Showcase includes a new work by independent dance artist and ENBS Tutor Luca Braccia alongside excerpts and pas de deux from classical and contemporary repertoire. The School’s Graduation Ceremony, celebrating the achievements of its 3rd Year students, will follow the performance on Sunday 7 July.

For more information and tickets see here

Our Summer Performance has been generously supported by Charles Holloway (Lead Sponsor), Ida Levine, The Idlewild Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Capezio and a generous funder who wishes to remain anonymous