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).
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.
ENB’s spring triple bill at Sadler’s Wells has become a highlight of the dance year.The Arts Desk
She Persisted builds on She Said, our first all-female choreography programme, created in 2016.
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Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Dieuweke van Reij
Le Sacre du printemps
“As raw as ever... epic, harrowing and ecstatic”
“A heartfelt testament to the emancipatory power of art”
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