English National Ballet launches celebrity art auction as part of The Summer Party 2012

May 22, 2012

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English National Ballet launches celebrity art auction as part of The Summer Party 2012

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Kei Akahoshi wears Swarovski necklace at Kensington Palace Photograph : Cheryl Angear

On 27 June 2012 English National Ballet will once again take over one of London’s most glorious outdoor settings, The Orangery, Kensington Palace, for an enchanting evening of art, ballet and live performance inspired by Swan Lake.

As part of our fundraising initiative English National Ballet has invited renowned individuals to create works of art inspired by the regal swan. The artwork will be auctioned online from 31 May and available to view at The Summer Party with selected works auctioned on the evening in a live auction led by Lauren Laverne.

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English Bational Ballet dancers in Swan tutus at Kensington Palace Orangery Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Those creating works of art for the auction include Ronnie Wood, Pixie Lott, Tamara Rojo, Sam Taylor-Wood, Kimberley Walsh and Sophie Dahl.

The Summer Party, supported by Swarovski, is themed around Swan Lake, in advance of English National Ballet’s Season of Swan Lake at the London Coliseum, 3 – 11 August.

Guests will be welcomed by host Nadja Swarovski to the Orangery at 7pm on 27 June for cocktails and canapés by Zafferano served on the terrace. Lavender Green are creating the floral designs for the event and guests will enjoy bespoke chocolates by Baruzzo Fine Chocolates inspired by the art of movement and the beauty of ballet.

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English National Ballet dancers at Kensington Palace Orangery Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Elegant dancers in feathered white tutus will grace the party, and the Company will perform excerpts of Swan Lake in the gardens of the Palace.

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English National Ballet dancers at Kensington Palace Orangery Photograph : Cheryl Angear

The Summer Party 2012 follows last years successful event, attended by over 300 guests, who were witness to a catwalk and auction of exclusively designed tutus by Agent Provocateur, Kinder Aggugini, Jacques Azagury, Giles Deacon, Erdem, Roksanda Ilincic, Julien Macdonald, Moschino and House of Worth with shoes by Christian Louboutin and Beatrix Ong and tiaras by Wright & Teague and Natasha Zinko. The event raised over £50,000 for English National Ballet.

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English National Ballet dancers at Kensington Palace Orangery Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Events like this form an integral part of our fundraising activity; helping to sustain the vibrant life of English National Ballet, supporting our renowned Learning and outreach work and enabling us to deliver world-class ballet to the nation.

Visit the Summer Party page on English National Ballet’s website to find out more and view the Swan Art Auction lots up for grabs.

Tickets for the Summer Party are on sale now priced at £175 .To purchase your ticket to The Summer Party please contact the Summer Party Team on 020 7590 2950 or email events@ballet.org.uk.

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English National Ballet dancers at Kensington Palace Orangery Photograph : Cheryl Angear

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