Lest We Forget
Anton Lukovkin. Photo: © Chris Nash
Inspired by the centenary of the Great War
Award-winning British choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett are creating works honouring the 100th anniversary of the Great War. George Williamson’s Firebird completes the debut programme to be presented by English National Ballet at London Barbican.This is the first time that Khan and Maliphant have collaborated with a classical ballet company on new commissions fusing classical traditions with modern dance. Lest We Forget promises to be a landmark event in British ballet appealing to contemporary dance audiences as well as devotees of the form.
2 hours 50 mins/including two intervals
We, at English National Ballet, are committed to achieve the highest ballet quality, therefore, we are proud to offer, at the magnificent stage of the London Coliseum, our new exclusive production of the ballet Le Corsaire, a thrilling classical ballet inspired in the tale in verse of Lord Byron, performed by our fabulous dancers and the excellent musicians of the English National Ballet Symphonic Orchestra.
English National Ballet “Le Corsaire” is one of the great ballets of the classical repertoire during the 2013-2014 season. It delivers exotic designs and rigorous dancing.
A swashbuckling drama of captive maidens, sultans, disguise and conspiracy, love and betrayal, culminating in a shipwreck which is one of the most breath-taking spectacles in ballet.
“Lest We Forget”
Award-winning British choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett have created works honouring the 100th anniversary of the Great War. Completing this programme for English National Ballet is George Williamson’s Firebird.
This is the first time that Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant have collaborated with a classical ballet company in creating work which fuses the classical ballet traditions with modern contemporary dance. The programme promises to be a landmark event in British Ballet appealing to contemporary dance audiences as well as ballet devotees.”Lest We Forget”
Principal Ballerina with the Royal Ballet 2000, 2012; Laurence Olivier Award Winner (Best New Dance Production) in 2010; Internationally acclaimed dancer for her outstanding technique, captivating acting skills, and brilliant artistry in a broad spectrum of classical and contemporary roles.