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 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.
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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

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
Tamara Rojo and Irek Mukhamedov as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Broken Wings © Laurent Liotardo

Reviews


“As raw as ever... epic, harrowing and ecstatic”
“A heartfelt testament to the emancipatory power of art”
“A knockout”

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