RECUERDOS DE MIS ESTUDIOS EN EL INSTITUTO ALICIA ALONSO

Algunos recuerdos de mis estudios en el Centro Universitario Instituto Superior de Danza Alicia Alonso de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Some memories from my studies at the Centro Universitario Instituto Superior de Danza Alicia Alonso of the Rey Juan Carlos University

The Pointe Shoe Anti-Bunion Stretcher by Tamara Rojo tamara rojo anti-bunion stretcher

ENB — Lest We Forget – Sep 2018 at Sadler’s Wells

ENB Lest We Forget program

To commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War, English National Ballet revive their “moving and ambitious” (The Independent) triptych reflecting the experiences of those who fought, and those who stayed behind.

The programme features works by two Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists: Russell Maliphant’s Second Breath, in which 20 dancers rise and fall, and Akram Khan’s award-winning Dust which is “full of pain and power” (The Independent), as well as Liam Scarlett’s No Man’s Land – evoking the entwined destinies of the soldiers and munition workers.

DUST

Thursday 20 September

Tamara Rojo, James Streeter, Fabian Reimair

Friday 21 September

Tamara Rojo, James Streeter, Fabian Reimair

Saturday 22 September

Tamara Rojo, James Streeter, Fabian Reimair

Monday 24 September (The Royal British Legion Thank You performance)

Tamara Rojo, James Streeter, Fabian Reimair

Tuesday 25 September

Tamara Rojo, James Streeter, Fabian Reimair

Thursday 27 September

Tamara Rojo, James Streeter, Fabian Reimair

Saturday 29 September (mat)

Tamara Rojo, James Streeter, Fabian Reimair

SONG OF THE EARTH / LA SYLPHIDE

MacMillan’s masterpiece and a beloved classic, performed for the first time.

English National Ballet presents a double bill featuring Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece Song of the Earth and Frank Andersen’s recreation of La Sylphide.

Song of the Earth

Tamara Rojo

Inspired by Mahler’s haunting song cycle Das Lied von der Erde, MacMillan brings music, poetry and choreography together to capture the fragility of life, and its constant renewal. Three central figures portray the bittersweet reality of love, loss, and mortality: a Woman, a Man and an enigmatic Messenger.

First performed in 1965, Song of the Earth was a point of departure for MacMillan’s choreography, surprising and captivating audiences and critics. English National Ballet is honoured to add this revered MacMillan work to its repertoire.

A piercing work of art

Financial Times on Song of the Earth

Tamara Rojo talks to Total MK

Akram Khan’s Giselle

La Sylphide

On the morning of his wedding to his sweet fiancée Effy, James awakens from a dream to see a mysterious and tantalising Sylphide before him. His obsession with her sets off a fateful sequence of events where joy turns to sorrow, love to betrayal and infatuation to tragedy.

August Bournonville’s classic Romantic ballet is devotedly recreated by Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen in this captivating production, and is accompanied by an enchanting score, played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

La Sylphide is a beautiful jewel in the history of ballet and I can’t wait for the Company and our audiences to rediscover it.

Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director English National Ballet

Get a unique insight into Song of the Earth – hear Tamara Rojo and Deborah MacMillan discuss this masterwork in the video below.