English National Ballet celebrate their 60th Anniversary year with 60 Swans

June 11, 2010

Ballet, Ballet News

Photography throughout : Robert Griffin

Earlier this week, 60 swans flocked to the Royal Albert Hall in celebration of English National Ballet’s 60th anniversary.

Fortunately the sun peeped through the thundery clouds long enough for the swans to stay outside.

30 extra Swans were selected during rigorous auditions a couple of months ago, because ENB’s in-the-round version of Swan Lake requires 60 swans to be on stage at once.

The steps of the Royal Albert Hall proved the perfect setting for the swans – as you can see from these photographs.

English National Ballet 60th Anniversary Swans

You can see English National Ballet’s spectacular show right now.

Here are some of the remaining evening performance dates and casting :

Tuesday 15 June at 7.30pm
Polina Semionova, Vadim Muntagirov, Tamas Solymosi

Wednesday 16 June at 7.30pm
Elena Glurdjidze, Arionel Vargas, Tamas Solymosi

English National Ballet 60th Anniversary Swans

Thursday 17 June at 7.30pm
Polina Semionova, Vadim Muntagirov, Tamas Solymosi

Friday 18 June at 7.30pm
Elena Glurdjidze, Arionel Vargas, Tamas Solymosi

Saturday 19 June at 7.30pm
Daria Klimentová, Vadim Muntagirov, Tamas Solymosi

Ladies – want to stop traffic ?

This is the ONLY way to cross the road !

English National Ballet 60th Anniversary Swans

If you have spotted yourself in any of these photographs and would like a copy for your friends or family – or just for yourself, then please get in touch with me.

They are available for a reasonable cost and in varying sizes – use the link at the top or here for more details.

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13 Responses to “English National Ballet celebrate their 60th Anniversary year with 60 Swans”

  1. balletomane1 Says:

    AWESOME! I love how your photos are so big. Other ballet websites post photos that are underwhelming and hardly worth looking at because they are so small. I love this ballerinas outside in tutus thing.

  2. Anne Says:

    Absolutely stunning photos, and a very creative use of ballerinas to publicise the event & ballet in general. And it gives us all a lift into a fantasy world!

  3. Anne Says:

    Absolutely stunning photos, and such a creative use of ballerinas to publicise the event and ballet in general. And it gives us all a lift into a fantasy world.

  4. La Petite Gallery Says:

    What a magnificent post. Such great photo'sa wonderful event. yvonne

  5. Regan Says:

    Wow, these photos are amazing!

  6. Couture Carrie Says:

    These pics are exquisite, darling!xoxox,CC

  7. CelticWoman Says:

    Oh what delightful photos, what a wonderful shoot that turned out to be, Royal Swans indeed. Thanks for sharing this. Sandi

  8. OneCraftyFox Says:

    Oh wow! I am completely captivated by these images. Absolutely gorgeous!! I so wish my parents had signed me up for ballet or some sort of dance when I was a kid…Thanks so much for the nicey on my blog. I wish you a wonderful and sun filled weekend!!

  9. Lyn Says:

    I love these photos Elise, all those swans on the steps, gorgeous, every little girls dream.LoveLynxxx

  10. Ballet Madeline Says:

    These photographs are so beautiful. Nothing is more beautiful than an eyrar of cygnes.I have been waiting a while to use those words – haha, thanks for the perfect opportunity 😀

  11. pve design Says:

    Just stunning! I would love to be stopped by dancers!!!pve

  12. Make Do Style Says:

    Wonderful I must get some photos – they are glorious xx

  13. Nicole Zhang Says:

    Absolutely amazing through following English National ballet on their 60th anniversary. Told through the eyes of the very people who make this physically challenging art form beautiful, this is the revealing truth of the dancers’ lives – from injury and exhaustion to accolades and elation. All in the pursuit of perfection.