Derek Deane’s Swan Lake is a tremendous achievement. It requires English National Ballet to field the equivalent of four casts in one performance, which the company achieves with considerable aplomb. Not only a pas de trois—the first major set piece—but a pas de douze. A dozen stunning principals and soloists deliver a quartet of gloriously co-ordinated pas de trois in a kaleidoscope of beautiful dance. They face out in all directions from the central performance space, gliding across the azure surface in a silent, silky flow. Suspended above and behind the stage, the ENB Philharmonic plays each of Tchaikovsky’s notes with tenderness and every crescendo with a soul-stirring thrill.
Leading the ballerinas will be Tamara Rojo CBE, former Royal Ballet star and now the Company’s creative director as well as first prima ballerina. Astonishing on stage—she has been described by The New York Times as ‘the greatest dance actress of her generation’—she is applauded also for her artistic vision.
This will be a wonderful First Night performance, and we have only limited tickets, so please book here now or call us on 020 7399 2960.
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