ENBS upcoming performances and a future plans

Published: 14 May 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Choreographers Credit: Courtesy of ENBS

English National Ballet School has announced Young Choreographers, its 2021 summer performance and plans for the future.

Young Choreographers will be filmed at The Wallace Collection, from which students will take their inspiration, and released via YouTube and Facebook in spring 2021. In a project curated by Dr Minna Moore Ede, they will work in collaboration with composer and conductor Martin Georgiev and the Royal College of Music.

Artworks chosen by Dr Minna Moore Ede include an Equestrian Knight in Armour from c1480, Perseus and Andromeda by Lemoyne and Boucher’s The Rising of the Sun. Georgiev has chosen more than thirty musical works informed by the artworks from which students may choose, plus they will work with the London College of Fashion University of the Arts London to create costume and make-up designs.

For its 2021 summer performance, the school welcomes back the three choreographers involved in last year’s Virtual Summer Performance; Andrew McNicol will choreograph a new creation while Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Didy Veldman will build on their previous works, adapting them for the stage. Students will perform a new work by choreographer and filmmaker Morgann Runacre-Temple as well as Les Rendezvous by Sir Frederick Ashton, restaged by Christopher Carr from The Royal Ballet.

Due to the impact of the pandemic, the school has had to re-evaluate its plans to relocate with English National Ballet at London City Island. The school will remain at its current home in Chelsea for the present time, continuing to work with its partners at bbodance and Chelsea Theatre.