She Persisted

Sadler's Wells, London
04 - 13 Apr

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 unforgettable production features 13 male and 13 female dancers on a stage covered in soil. Dancing the selection and sacrifice of a terrified victim, it is as gut-wrenching and galvanising as Stravinsky’s score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Le Sacre du printemps returns following sold out performances in 2017.

ENB’s spring triple bill at Sadler’s Wells has become a highlight of the dance year.
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She Persisted builds on She Said, our first all-female choreography programme, created in 2016.

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

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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

Arvo Pärt

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

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