I recently gave you preliminary details of the rep & casting for the ‘A Dream of Africa’ Gala, a charity Gala night taking place in a fortnight, and featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet.
I can now fill in some more of the gaps and this is what you can look forward to if you have bought a ticket or two (and I hope you have – it’s for a very good cause !)
Watercolour by Sarah, whose wonderfully evocative paintings and sketches you can see in earlier posts, and on her Secret Gallery website.
Concerto pas de deux (MacMillan) – Mara Galeazzi & Gary Avis
The Dream pas de deux (Ashton) – Ruth Bailey / tba
Birthday Offering pas de deux (Ashton) – Lara Turk / tba
Premiere pas de deux by Liam Scarlett – Emma Maguire & Ryoichi Hirano
Premiere short ballet by Samantha Raine – Leanne Cope and Tristan Dyer
A recent pas de trois by Vanessa Fenton set to Mendelssohn’s ‘Song Without Words’ for cello & piano – Elizabeth Harrod, Xander Parish and Sergei Polunin
Some of these dancers have recently been interviewed and will be familiar to you.
Two dancers are new to the Company and this may be your first opportunity to watch them dancing as professionals. They are Graduates from The Royal Ballet School – Ruth Bailey and Tristan Dyer.