English National Ballet

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Ex-principal dancer at English National Ballet jailed for abusing students
Yat-Sen Chang sentenced to nine years after using ‘fame and prestige’ to sexually abuse young dancers

Ben Quinn

20, Oct, 2021 @5:57 PM

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Creature review – Akram Khan struggles with the weight of the world
Jeffrey Cirio and Erina Takahashi dazzle for a sharp ENB, but this long-awaited new work is all message, no story

Sarah Crompton

02, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Creature review – Akram Khan’s anticlimactic apocalypse
Starring the superb Jeffrey Cirio, Khan’s third work for ENB is full of urgent ideas. But you can’t tell what they are without reading the programme

Lyndsey Winship

24, Sep, 2021 @2:22 PM

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Ballerina Erina Takahashi: ‘I didn’t think I would have this challenge at this age’
ENB’s lead principal has seen ballet grow better, bolder and kinder over 25 years. Now she is taking on Akram Khan’s version of Frankenstein

Lyndsey Winship

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Arielle Smith: ‘In ballet I’d die of a broken heart or wait for a man to save me’
The rising choreographer on the restrictions of classical roles, our need for whimsy and her new film Let Loose, which encourages children to get moving after lockdown

Lyndsey Winship

21, Jun, 2021 @2:05 PM

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English National Ballet: Solstice review – smitten swans, chiseled abs and thumping techno
ENB’s dancers deliver in a mixed bill and William Forsythe’s all-male Playlist leaves everyone grinning from ear to ear

Lyndsey Winship

17, Jun, 2021 @7:00 PM

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English National Ballet: Reunion review – rubber-band bodies and a rush of energy
ENB’s dancers use their speed, skill and sensitivity to transform five films made in lockdown into live dance

Lyndsey Winship

18, May, 2021 @9:31 AM

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From Hamlet to Hullabaloo: what to see as theatres and comedy clubs reopen
As stage shows return, we pick the best post-lockdown offerings – featuring Egyptian gods, rebelling vicars, dancing youths ... and Ian McKellen playing the Dane at 82

Arifa Akbar (theatre), Brian Logan (comedy), Lyndsey Winship (dance)

16, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Ex-English National Ballet dancer convicted of sexually abusing young students
Yat-Sen Chang is told he faces long jail term after jury finds him guilty of 13 sexual offences against four teenagers

Ben Quinn and agencies

11, May, 2021 @3:45 PM

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English National Ballet digital season review – a real Christmas bonus
Five diversely enjoyable new dance works filmed to watch at home are a testament to artistic director Tamara Rojo’s ambitious guiding principles

Sarah Crompton

05, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Are you ready to watch the undead dance? ENB goes fantastical with film
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Directors from the worlds of pop and adverts have made five films for English National Ballet’s new digital season. From boxing women to glorious goths, you won’t know what’s coming next

Lyndsey Winship

27, Nov, 2020 @10:41 AM

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Royal Exchange theatre, Design Museum and Fabric to get at least £1m
The £75m that will be given to 35 organisations has been described as a ‘lifeline’

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

23, Oct, 2020 @11:01 PM

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