English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo, new line up for The South Bank Show is revealed

March 25, 2013

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Tim Minchin, Alison Balsom,   David Hare, Alfie Boe, Tamara Rojo, Paula Rego and Tracey Emin – new line up   for The South Bank Show is revealed

The most respected arts programme in the world, The South Bank Show, returns to Sky Arts on 18   April with a great line-up of in-depth interviews, showcasing the works of   the finest living practitioners across the arts.

Edited and Presented by Melvyn Bragg, the new series will look at a catholic range of subjects from classical music, dance, theatre and   contemporary art.

The series profiles Tamara Rojo, arguably one of the world’s most celebrated and popular dancers, as she takes up her biggest challenge to date – Artistic Director of English National Ballet.

The show came to Sky Arts in 2012. It has been a lynchpin of   arts and culture broadcasting for over thirty-three years, exploring the   works of some of the finest living artists, musicians, performers and   writers.

“We’re delighted that The South Bank Show returns to Sky Arts   with such an extraordinary line-up,” comments Melvyn Bragg. “From David Hare to Alfie Boe, Tamara Rojo to Paula Rego, these remarkable people are among the finest contemporary artists at work   today and it has been a huge privilege to secure exclusive interviews and   access for the series.”  

“The South Bank Show is synonymous with bringing the very best   of the arts to our screens, and this is exactly what Melvyn has done with   this new series,” comments James Hunt, Channel Director of Sky Arts.We know our customers will   be as delighted as we are to have such a comprehensive and fascinating   insight into the worlds of these exceptional artists.” 

The South Bank Show will begin on 18th April, at 9.30pm   on Sky Arts 1 HD, and will be available live and on-demand on Sky Go.

The South Bank Show line-up:


9th May: Tamara Rojo

Producer: Suzannah Wander

·         Tamara has danced with leading ballet companies all over the world

·         This programme follows her first few months in her new role as Artistic Director of English  National Ballet, and gains intimate insight into her working practices in rehearsals and on tour


The South Bank Show, 9.30pm, Sky Arts 1 HD and available live   and on-demand via Sky Go

About Sky Arts

Sky Arts offers an   eclectic mix of the best music, arts, biographies, chat shows, film, drama   and comedy. Sky is the only broadcaster in the UK and Ireland with channels   dedicated solely to the arts, with 48 hours of the best arts content from   around the world across Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 2 daily. Sky Arts now   reaches more than 6 million viewers every month.

Recent highlights   include Playhouse Presents… a series of one-off comedies and dramas starring   world-renowned talent including Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson,   Sir Tom Jones, Brenda Blethyn, David Tennant and Alison Steadman. The channel   was also responsible for resurrecting the much-loved South Bank Show and The   South Bank Show Awards. Sky Arts also encourages new formats and methods for accessing   the arts, working with the ENO and National Gallery to beam the world’s first   live opera and first live opening night of an exhibition in 3D to cinemas   across the UK and Ireland.


Sky Arts also seeks to   connect with culture on the ground; creating and collaborating with the best   of the arts in the UK and Ireland to bring new experiences to life. Sky Arts   has collaborated with a number of arts organisations including the English   National Ballet and has supported the Hay Festival as broadcast partner since   2006.


The Sky Arts Ignition   Series launched in in 2011 to invest in the arts landscape of the UK. The   Series will seek to collaborate with six arts organisations over the next   three years in the creation of brand new works; Sky Arts Ignition Series:   Futures Fund will support five young artists with a bursary of £30,000 each,   enabling Sky Arts to back the creation of new works of art as well as nurture   emerging talent.

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