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Starting tomorrow evening and running until 26th June, English National Ballet presents Solstice, a programme of diverse repertoire highlights, at London's Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. Watch the trailer...


Press Release


Accompanied by live music performed by musicians of English National Ballet Philharmonic, Solstice features highlights from classics like Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and Le Corsaire as well as a passionate duet from Broken Wings, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s ballet inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo, Stina Quagebeur’s Hollow and joyous steps from Coppélia.

There are moments of reflection and tenderness in extracts from Akram Khan’s Dust and Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes, set to Rachmaninov’s music and the programme concludes with William Forsythe’s Playlist (Track 1, 2), a high-energy work set to neo-soul and house music.

Tamara Rojo CBE, English National Ballet’s Artistic Director said: “I'm so pleased we will be performing at the Royal Festival Hall this summer. After so long without performing in theatres it's wonderful to have the opportunity to have so many of the Company back on stage showcasing highlights from English National Ballet's much loved and diverse repertoire.”



Repertoire: The performance will include excerpts from -

Kenneth MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty
Dust by Akram Khan
Three Preludes by Ben Stevenson
Anna-Marie Holmes’ Le Corsaire, after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev
Ronald Hynd’s Coppélia
Broken Wings by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Hollow by Stina Quagebeur
Derek Deane’s Swan Lake
Playlist (Track 1, 2) by William Forsythe (full performance)

Find out more about Solstice and how to book tickets for it on the English National Ballet Website

All rehearsals and performances are in strict compliance with the UK Government’s COVID19 guidance

Image - Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernández in Swan Lake © Laurent Liotardo