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Celebrating a decade of Big Dance, the biggest and most ambitious celebration of dance in the UK

June 30, 2016

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Celebrating a decade of Big Dance, the biggest and most ambitious celebration of dance in the UK   Hundreds take part in Big Dance Trafalgar Square to launch Big Dance Week 2016 Get our nation fit with dance in schools Darcey Bussell announced today Keep ‘dance big’ – the call for a National Dance Masterplan Big […]

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FIRST LOOK: English National Ballet’s Giselle by Akram Khan

May 19, 2016

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English National Ballet’s Giselle by Akram Khan. Dancer Tamara Rojo Photographer Jason Bell

FIRST LOOK: English National Ballet’s Giselle by Akram Khan One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is Akram Khan’s first full length ballet and will see Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip, known for his work on the hit film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, create the set and costumes, while composer Ben Frost will create […]

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Celebrity Series of Boston Presents Akram Khan & Israel Galván, Torobaka Boston Debut

January 27, 2016

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Celebrity Series of Boston Presents Akram Khan & Israel Galván, Torobaka Boston Debut February 27-28, 2016 — Citi Shubert Theatre  Celebrity Series of Boston will present the Boston debut of Torobaka by Akram Khan & Israel Galván. The performances will take place on Saturday, February 27 at 8pm, and Sunday, February 28 at 3pm at the […]

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English National Ballet announces co-producers and UK tour dates for its new production of Giselle by Akram Khan

November 11, 2015

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English National Ballet announces co-producers and UK tour dates for its new production of Giselle by Akram Khan English National Ballet is proud to announce its new production of Giselle by Akram Khan, one of the most sought after choreographers working today, will be a co-production with Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells. One of […]

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English National Ballet | Lest We Forget | Principal Casting

July 28, 2015

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English National Ballet | Lest We Forget Sadler’s Wells, EC1R Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 September 2015 Performances at 7.30pm (mat at 2.30pm) Tickets: £12 – £45 Tickets online or 0844 412 4300  After moving audiences and critics alike at its premiere in 2014, English National Ballet’s poignant reflection on the First World War, Lest We Forget […]

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BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer

October 2, 2014

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(L-R) The BBC’s Director-General Tony Hall and internally renowned Ballet star Carlos Acosta launching BBC Young Dancer 2015 at Sadler’s Wells, London. Carlos Acosta has been named as an Ambassador for the Award. BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories – Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance – and will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four. Tony Hall, Carlos Acosta - (C) BBC - Photographer: Sim Cannety-Clarke

BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance BBC Young Dancer 2015 Grand Final Judges today announced as: Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, Tamara Rojo, Kenrick Sandy and Alistair Spalding Carlos Acosta announced […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Lest We Forget | English National Ballet

April 3, 2014

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Artistic Director and principle dancer Tamara Rojo & Fabian Reimair from English National Ballet rehearse Akram Khan 's new work: Dust, as part of a program entitled 'Lest We Forget' in commemoration of the start of World War I, at The Barbican Centre, London on March 15, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Ballet News Reviews | Lest We Forget | English National Ballet Lest We Forget English National Ballet The Barbican, 2nd April 2014 Many evenings spent in the theatre are forgettable; either the music grates or the choreography is so-so. Not this one. Rarely, if ever, have I seen English National Ballet so together and, well, […]

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Tony Hall announces greatest commitment to arts for a generation

March 25, 2014

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Picture Shows: Director General, Tony Hall - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Tony Hall announces greatest commitment to arts for a generation Introduction Arts will take centre-stage across the BBC with a new topical strand taking audiences to music and arts events across the UK; a new digital offering; closer engagement with artists and institutions; more distinctive arts content across all the BBC’s outlets; and stronger leadership […]

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Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo to dance together on closing night of English National Ballet’s Lest We Forget

March 20, 2014

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Tamara Rojo & Akram Khan Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo to dance together on closing night of  English National Ballet’s Lest We Forget Full principal casting announced English National Ballet today reveals full principal casting for Lest We Forget which includes the announcement that Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo will dance together on closing night (Saturday 12th April). This is […]

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Akram Khan & Tamara Rojo In First Ever Performance Together For Lest We Forget

March 11, 2014

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Akram Khan & Tamara Rojo In First Ever Performance Together For Lest We Forget                           Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo are set to perform in an unmissable first, for this World Premiere, which opens at the Barbican on 2 April 2014. Further Principal […]

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Ballet News Previews | Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature

October 8, 2013

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in ‘Bye’ part of her 6,000 Miles Away dance show at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Sylvie Guillem - (C) BBC - Photographer: n/a

Ballet News Previews | Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature highlights Guillem straightforwardly. With exclusive access over several months, The Culture Show sent their presenter (Clemency-Burton Hill) to Guillem’s home in the Swiss mountains, to Senegal where Guillem is involved with an environmental group, and to Sadlers Wells in London […]

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English National Ballet announces 2014 season

June 10, 2013

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Tamara Rojo & Akram Khan Photograph : Cheryl Angear

English National Ballet announces 2014 season This morning, amid the plush surroundings of the Penthouse Suite at The Dorchester Hotel in London, English National Ballet’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo laid out her plans for 2014, which are a continuation of her clear vision for the company. Akram Khan was on hand today because, despite his […]

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