English National Ballet

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Creature review – Asif Kapadia and Akram Khan join up for intriguing dance film
Khan’s creation for English National Ballet is filmed by Kapadia, and has an ambiguous intensity that should interest audiences beyond dance fans

Peter Bradshaw

22, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Nature will punish you’: Asif Kapadia and Akram Khan on their climate crisis dance film
The director of Amy, who’s never watched a ballet, has adapted a dystopian sci-fi piece by the choreographer, who’s never made a film. They discuss art, myths, and why Bruce Lee connects them as much as their south Asian roots

Tanjil Rashid

18, Feb, 2023 @11:55 AM

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The best dance of 2022
Exhilarating highlights this year ranged from tech-savvy ballet and a juggling celebration of Merce Cunningham to a daring flamenco Rite of Spring

Lyndsey Winship and Sanjoy Roy

16, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Beryl Grey: a bright star of British ballet with spark, poise and passion
The ballerina, who has died aged 95, brought panache to roles at the Royal Ballet and across the world before guiding what became English National Ballet

Lyndsey Winship

11, Dec, 2022 @11:21 AM

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Dame Beryl Grey, British ballerina with ‘all the gifts’, dies aged 95
Shooting to fame as a teenager with the Royal Ballet, Grey won international acclaim as a dancer and was artistic director of the company that became English National Ballet

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

11, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Tamara Rojo wades into bitter row over London arts funding
English National Ballet’s artistic director decries Arts Council England move to divert money from capital

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @3:20 PM

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Patricia Ruanne obituary
Ballerina who played a Juliet of ‘genuine power’ opposite Nureyev’s Romeo in his 1977 production for London Festival Ballet

Jane Pritchard

17, Nov, 2022 @6:01 PM

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English National Ballet: Ek/ Forsythe/ Quagebeur review – a fantastic farewell from Tamara Rojo
Mats Ek’s riveting new Rite of Spring for the #MeToo era is the centrepiece of the company’s last triple bill under its transformative artistic director

Sarah Crompton

12, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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English National Ballet: Ek/Forsythe/Quagebeur review – masters at work
Mats Ek’s Rite of Spring is a pared back but powerful take on Stravinsky’s mighty score and William Forsythe’s Blake Works 1 is intensely watchable

Lyndsey Winship

10, Nov, 2022 @11:52 AM

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Precious Adams on balancing ballet and computer science: ‘you don’t want to be 45 with zero credentials’
The English National Ballet soloist on the pandemic, director Tamara Rojo’s departure, the magic of one’s own big toe – and her university degree

Lyndsey Winship

08, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Donald McAlpine obituary
Other lives: Performer with Sadlers Wells Theatre Ballet who went on to establish a long-running dance school in London

Louisa McAlpine

31, Aug, 2022 @10:30 AM

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English National Ballet announces Aaron Watkin as new artistic director
The 52-year-old Canadian will succeed Tamara Rojo in August 2023 and arrives after 16 years as artistic director of Semperoper Ballett in Dresden

Lyndsey Winship

24, Aug, 2022 @9:10 AM

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