Bausch / Forsythe / van Manen

Sadler’s Wells, London
23 Mar - 01 Apr
2 hrs 15 mins including intervals
An electrifying triple-bill of masterpieces from the 20th century.

English National Ballet performs Pina Bausch’s iconic Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), in an electrifying triple bill also featuring William Forsythe’s In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated and Hans van Manen’s Adagio Hammerklavier.

In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated

With “this classic loaded with extreme moves and killer attitude” (The Times), William Forsythe started a completely new school of choreography, deconstructing classical ballet.

Set against a bare stage it is danced by nine individuals culminating in a fierce display of technical and physical wizardry.

A shot of pure adrenalin
The Daily Telegraph

Adagio Hammerklavier

As the first notes of Beethoven’s pensive piano Sonata No 29, Op 106 play out, three couples slowly walk on stage.

Eyes downcast, they set the tone for this cool, lyrical work by Hans van Manen, “one of the great masters” (The Guardian) of ballet.

Choreography of exquisite refinement
The Observer

Le Sacre du printemps

Not seen in the UK since 2008, English National Ballet is only the second ballet Company in the world to perform Pina Bausch’s masterpiece, Le Sacre du printemps (Rite of Spring). Stravinsky’s riotous score is performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Hot, dark and terrifying
The Guardian

Le Sacre du printemps is a co-production between English National Ballet and Pina Bausch Foundation in collaboration with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Main image: English National Ballet in Pina Bauch’s Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) © Laurent Liotardo.

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CREATIVE TEAM

William Forsythe

Choreography, Costume and Lighting Design - In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Agnès Noltenius

Staging - In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Thom Willems

Music - In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Hans van Manen

Choreography and Costume Design - Adagio Hammerklavier

Rachel Beaujean

Staging - Adagio Hammerklavier

Ludwig van Beethoven

Music - Adagio Hammerklavier

Jean-Paul Vroom

Set Design - Adagio Hammerklavier

Jan Hofstra

Lighting Design - Adagio Hammerklavier

Pina Bausch

Choreography - Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Igor Stravinsky

Music - Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Rolf Borzik

Set and Costumes - Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Hans Pop

Collaboration - Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
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Reviews


“...has all the Rite moves”
“remarkable... high on emotion but mixing visceral, gut-wrenching intensity with refreshing detachment”
“ENB’s dancers abandon themselves beautifully to the convulsive force of Bausch’s choreography”

CASTING

Casting is subject to change. We will endeavour to give as much notice as possible via our website and social media.

Tuesday 28 March 2017

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Laurretta Summerscales, James Streeter, Tiffany Hedman
Precious Adams, Cesar Corrales, Madison Keesler, Fernando Bufalá
Anjuli Hudson, Jung ah Choi

Adagio Hammerklavier
Fernanda Oliveira and James Forbat
Laurretta Summerscales and Fabian Reimair
Tamara Rojo and Isaac Hernández

Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Dancers of English National Ballet

Wednesday 29 March 2017

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Tiffany Hedman, Isaac Hernández, Alison McWhinney
Laurretta Summerscales, Fernando Bufalá, Rina Kanehara, Barry Drummond
Amber Hunt, Sarah Kundi

Adagio Hammerklavier
Katja Khaniukova and Fernando Bufalá
Senri Kou and Ken Saruhashi
Laurretta Summerscales and Emilio Pavan

Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Dancers of English National Ballet

Thursday 30 March 2017

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Tiffany Hedman, James Streeter, Alison McWhinney
Precious Adams, Cesar Corrales, Crystal Costa, Barry Drummond
Madison Keesler, Sarah Kundi

Adagio Hammerklavier
Tiffany Hedman and Cesar Corrales
Alison McWhinney and Aitor Arrieta
Tamara Rojo and Emilio Pavan

Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Dancers of English National Ballet

Friday 31 March 2017

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Tiffany Hedman, Isaac Hernández, Alison McWhinney
Madison Keesler, Cesar Corrales, Rina Kanehara, Fernando Bufalá
Amber Hunt, Sarah Kundi

Adagio Hammerklavier
Fernanda Oliveira and James Forbat
Alison McWhinney and Aitor Arrieta
Tamara Rojo and Isaac Hernández

Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Dancers of English National Ballet

Saturday 1 April 2017

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Tiffany Hedman, James Streeter, Alison McWhinney
Madison Keesler, Cesar Corrales, Crystal Costa, Barry Drummond
Anjuli Hudson, Sarah Kundi

Adagio Hammerklavier
Fernanda Oliveira and James Forbat
Senri Kou and Ken Saruhashi
Tamara Rojo and Isaac Hernández

Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Dancers of English National Ballet

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