ENB Gala 2013
English National Ballet's Gala once again returned to The Dorchester, Park Lane for an Arabian Nights themed extravaganza. Guests fully embraced the theme; arriving adorned in sumptuous jewels and swathed in luxurious fabrics and turbans. For those who had yet to add an Arabian twist to their outfit we had accessories on sale which had been designed and handmade by Central St Martin’s students Martin Hanley, Adam Mosley and Toma Stenko.
Guests enjoyed Laurent Perrier Champagne and canapés during reception where many bought gifts from The Wonder Tree and browsed the impressive selection of Silent Auction items on display.
Hosted by TV presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, guests were treated to a delicious Arabian inspired three course dinner, wine from Armit Wines, and an exclusive ballet performance, choreographed by Associate Artist George Williamson.
As the lights went down our dancers surprised guests by weaving through the tables in a blur of colour, culminating in a sensuous performance on stage with extracts of Fokine’s Scheherazade and incorporating music from Camille Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Delilah. Singers from Opera Holland Park added further drama to the performance with their rendition of Stanger in Paradise from Kismet while Ksenia Ovsyanick and Arionel Vargas danced their pas de deux.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s Gala raised a staggering £150,000 for the Company. These funds will directly support the future of English National Ballet.
The Summer Party 2012
Wednesday 27 June
The Orangery, Kensington Palace
English National Ballet's Swan Lake themed Summer Party, supported by Swarovski, took place on Wednesday 27 June at The Orangery, Kensington Palace. Despite slightly grey skies the event sparkled all evening! Guests arrived at the Orangery at 7pm for cocktails and canapés by Zafferano served on the terrace. For more information click here (LINK TO http://www.ballet.org.uk/summerparty/)
The Grecian Gala 2012
Monday 12 March
The Dorchester, Park Lane
The Grecian Gala 2012 was a visually stunning and glamorous evening inspired by the time when Greek Gods and Goddesses ruled the universe from atop Mount Olympus. Hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky, guests were treated to a Champagne reception and delicious three course dinner. For more information please click here (LINK TO GALA 2012 PAGE).