Three works celebrating classical, contemporary and neo-classical dance this programme is not to be missed.
Balanchine / Miller / Dawson
The programme opens with the dazzling Theme and Variations, a skilful showstopper from George Balanchine. Featuring 13 couples dancing to Tchaikovsky, this is classical ballet that is grand, yet light on its feet. Intricate choreography, technical tenacity and exquisite musicality all lead to a triumphant finale that will leave you exhilarated.
Known for her visceral and imaginative movement style, Andrea Miller creates a new work to Stravinsky’s revolutionary score, Les Noces. The piece unfolds against artwork conceived by Phyllida Barlow, with dancers joined on stage by the Opera Holland Park Chorus. Marking 100 years since the work’s premiere, Miller’s Les Noces examines the power of rituals and imagines the aftermath of Stravinsky’s other iconic piece, The Rite of Spring. What comes after the sacrifice?
Finally, British choreographer David Dawson takes us on a deeply moving journey with Four Last Songs. Richard Strauss’s song cycle is a musical masterpiece, often described as a poignant farewell to life. Underneath the heavens, twelve dancers unite in Dawson’s poetic style to the music’s lush, lyrical melodies, bringing with them a feeling of serenity, eternity and the sublime.
All of the music will be performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Singers for Les Noces and Four Last Songs are to be announced.
Audio Described Sat 30 September at 2:30pm
Touch Tour Sat 30 September at 2:30pm
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 30th September 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: Rosebery Avenue 19, 38, 341. Upper Street 4, 43, 56, 153. Pentonville Road 30, 205, 214, 394, 476
Night buses: Rosebery Avenue N19, N38, N41, 341. Upper Street 43. Pentonville Road 205, 214, N73
Nearest rail: King's Cross St Pancras
Tube lines: Northern
Nearest tube: Angel
Directions from Angel :
(5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.
Car park: Bowling Green Lane (8mins)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
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English National Ballet - Our Voices
Sadler's Wells, London
Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes, including two intervals (tbc)
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