She Persisted

Sadler's Wells, London

Three iconic stories and three bold works on and by women.

Broken Wings
Iconic painter Frida Kahlo is the heroine of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Broken Wings, a colourful ballet full of warmth and passion. Based on Kahlo’s life and art, it is “a marvellous image of creativity and power” (The Independent).

Nora
Stina Quagebeur, First Artist of the Company, choreographs her first work for the main stage. Nora is inspired by the lead character in Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, a woman on the path to independence.

Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Pina Bausch’s Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) returns following sold out performances in 2017 – only the fourth time it will have been performed in the UK since its creation in 1975.

An equal number of female and male dancers perform on a stage covered in soil, dancing the selection and sacrifice of a victim. The music by Stravinsky is performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

She Persisted builds on She Said, our first all-female choreography programme, created in 2016.

Friends of English National Ballet save 20% on tickets (T&Cs apply). Become a Friend today.

Main image: Francesca Velicu, Crystal Costa and Begoña Cao. Photo © Jason Bell. Art Direction and Design: Charlotte Wilkinson Studio.

Explore

MEET THE PRINCIPAL CAST

See casting for all dates

Broken Wings

Katja Khaniukova

Frida

Irek Mukhamedov

Diego Rivera

Nora

Crystal Costa

Nora

Jeffrey Cirio

Torvald

Junor Souza

Krogstad

CREATIVE TEAM

Broken Wings

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Choreography

Peter Salem

Music

Dieuweke van Reij

Design

Vinny Jones

Lighting Design

Nancy Meckler

Dramaturg

Nora

Stina Quagebeur

Choreography

Philip Glass

Music

Louie Whitemore

Design

Trui Malten

Lighting Design

Nicola Henshall

Assistant to the Choreographer

Kerry Nicholls

Choreographic Mentor

Le Sacre du printemps

Pina Bausch

Choreography

Igor Stravinsky

Music

Rolf Borzik

Set and Costume Design

Hans Pop

Collaboration
WEB---Irek-Mukhamedov-as-Diego-Riviera-&-ENB-Artists--Annabelle-Lopez-Ochoa's-Broken-Wings-(c)-Laurent-Liotardo

Reviews


“Powerful evening of works staged by women”
“English National Ballet on such irresistible form”
“Stellar triple bill”

Access All Areas

Become a member to get access to exclusive events

Your support makes a vital contribution to English National Ballet’s core work, helping to nurture and develop our dancers and musicians who create some of the most extraordinary, high quality ballet performances.

Credits

Your Comments

Meet the principal cast

View by

Sadler's Wells, Thu 4 April 2019, 7.30pm

Broken Wings

Katja Khaniukova

Frida

Irek Mukhamedov

Diego Rivera

Nora

Crystal Costa

Nora

Jeffrey Cirio

Torvald

Junor Souza

Krogstad

Sadler's Wells, Fri 5 April 2019, 7.30pm

Broken Wings

Katja Khaniukova

Frida

Irek Mukhamedov

Diego Rivera

Nora

Crystal Costa

Nora

Jeffrey Cirio

Torvald

Junor Souza

Krogstad

Sadler's Wells, Sat 6 April 2019, 7.30pm

Broken Wings

Begoña Cao

Frida

James Streeter

Diego Rivera

Nora

Crystal Costa

Nora

Jeffrey Cirio

Torvald

Junor Souza

Krogstad

Sadler's Wells, Mon 8 April 2019, 7.30pm

Broken Wings

Begoña Cao

Frida

James Streeter

Diego Rivera

Nora

Erina Takahashi

Nora

Joseph Caley

Torvald

Henry Dowden

Krogstad

Sadler's Wells, Tue 9 April 2019, 7.30pm

Broken Wings

Katja Khaniukova

Frida

Fabian Reimair

Diego Rivera

Nora

Crystal Costa

Nora

Jeffrey Cirio

Torvald

Junor Souza

Krogstad

Sadler's Wells, Wed 10 April 2019, 7.30pm

Broken Wings

Katja Khaniukova

Frida

Irek Mukhamedov

Diego Rivera

Nora

Erina Takahashi

Nora

Joseph Caley

Torvald

Henry Dowden

Krogstad

Sadler's Wells, Thu 11 April 2019, 7.30pm

Broken Wings

Begoña Cao

Frida

James Streeter

Diego Rivera

Nora

Crystal Costa

Nora

Jeffrey Cirio

Torvald

Junor Souza

Krogstad

Sadler's Wells, Fri 12 April 2019, 7.30pm

Broken Wings

Katja Khaniukova

Frida

Irek Mukhamedov

Diego Rivera

Nora

Erina Takahashi

Nora

Joseph Caley

Torvald

Henry Dowden

Krogstad

Sadler's Wells, Sat 13 April 2019, 7.30pm

Broken Wings

Katja Khaniukova

Frida

Irek Mukhamedov

Diego Rivera

Nora

Crystal Costa

Nora

Jeffrey Cirio

Torvald

Junor Souza

Krogstad