English National Ballet’s five-star critically acclaimed production of Lest We Forget got rave reviews.
Award-winning British choreographers Akram Khan (Dust), Russell Maliphant (Second Breath) and Liam Scarlett (No Man’s Land) have each created new work to reflect the moving and powerful impact of the First World War on those setting off to fight and those left behind. Khan’s work explores the empowerment of women in the war whilst Maliphant’s conveys the sacrifice of the men. Scarlett’s work explores the relationship between men and the women they leave behind – the loss and longing. The programme is completed by George Williamson ’s re-worked Firebird set to the commanding Stravinsky score performed by our live orchestra.
“Amazing” Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express.
“A brave and brilliant move from director Tamara RojoLyndsey Winship” Evening Standard.
“Make this absolutely an evening to catch if you can Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk.
“Lest We Forget is both moving and ambitious Zoë Anderson, The Independent.
“A turning point in ENB’s history” Judith Mackrel, The Guardian.
“Melancholic but thrillingly uplifting” Sarah Crompton, Telegraph.
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Photographer: Arnaud Stephenson
Filmed by BBC “Good Swan, Bad Swan: Dancing Swan Lake”
Sunday, 9 March 2014 21:00 BBC Four
Artistic Director and Lead Principal dancer of English National Ballet, in character as
the White Swan, Odette, in Swan Lake. Tamara Rojo.
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Lest We Forget
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 c
ompletes 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
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11 Feb 2014 – 15 Feb 2014
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LINK TO PERFORMANCES
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Get Your Pirate On: Eight Reasons Why Le Corsaire Is a Must. Posted on 16 Oct 2013 by The Ballet Bag
LINK TO THE EIGHT REASONS
LINK TO LE CORSAIRE REVIEWS
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CLICK HERE to the article of Martha Sánchez in Spanish.
CLIK HERE for a shorter version in English.
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