English National Ballet @ Buckingham Palace

July 13, 2013

Ballet News

English National Ballet @ Buckingham Palace

Coronation Festival

Photograph : Theo Cohen

On Friday night English National Ballet performed Tempus, a newly commissioned piece by George Williamson for the Coronation Festival Gala, held in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace. The Festival was arranged by the Royal Warrant Holders; companies who have supplied the Queen, her husband or her eldest son for at least five years.

Coronation Festival

Photograph : Theo Cohen

Dancing in costumes designed by Julien Macdonald OBE, who approached English National Ballet, has injected some sparkling glamour into the ballet as these sketches show.

Julien Macdonald

Julien Macdonald

Photograph : Theo Cohen

Photograph : Theo Cohen

At Friday’s Royal Preview for invited guests only, Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet’s Artistic Director, danced alongside Esteban Berlanga, Daria Klimentová, Vadim Muntagirov, Fernanda Oliveira, Zhanat Atymtayev, Bridgett Zehr, Ken Saruhashi, Ksenia Ovsyanick and Junor Souza.

Coronation Festival

Photograph : Theo Cohen

Coronation Festival

Photograph : Theo Cohen

Coronation Festival

Photograph : Theo Cohen

Photograph : Theo Cohen

Photograph : Theo Cohen

Picture by Ashley Bingham. Picture taken at the Coroation Festival. Buckingham Palace,

Picture by Ashley Bingham. Picture taken at the Coronation Festival. Buckingham Palace

Picture by Ashley Bingham. Picture taken at the Coroation Festival. Buckingham Palace

Picture by Ashley Bingham. Picture taken at the Coronation Festival. Buckingham Palace

Part of the evening’s activities was a catwalk show, which might not have been what you’d expect….

Picture by Ashley Bingham

Picture by Ashley Bingham

Picture by Ashley Bingham

Picture by Ashley Bingham

Picture by Ashley Bingham

Picture by Ashley Bingham

Picture by Ashley Bingham

Picture by Ashley Bingham

Picture by Ashley Bingham

Picture by Ashley Bingham

Stay tuned for further coverage of the Festival, which is open now.

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3 Responses to “English National Ballet @ Buckingham Palace”

  1. Ballet News Says:

    Kayano Kawai commented : I share!

  2. Ballet News Says:

    Maureen Burton commented : Well done ENB looked a super do.

  3. Billy Foskett Says:

    Am so pleased to see a picture of one of my masquerade masks!!
    Thank you to Ashley Bingham for the photo!
    I designed the masks and the petticoats.
    :0)