BALLET ICONS GALA 2021 -BACK ON STAGE - CELEBRATION OF DANCE
Updated: Dec 3, 2021
At the London Coliseum a superb evening of world class ballet happened last Friday 26h November - BACK ON STAGE - CELEBRATION OF DANCE
The annual BALLET ICONS GALA, presented by Ensemble Productions, celebrated coming back on stage at the Coliseum with a thrilling programme of world class ballet.
The programme, which celebrates unique styles, quality, and sheer calibre of international dancers.
The Ballet Icons Gala presented global ballet stars including Sergio Bernal, Daniil Simkin (Staatsballett Berlin/ABT), Liudmila Konovalova (Vienna State Ballet), Julian MacKay (San Francisco Ballet), Giuseppe Picone (Teatro di San Carlo), Jeffrey Cirio (English National Ballet), and many more.
The Gala ‘s 2021 programme was an exciting celebration of classical and contemporary ballet performed by principal dancers from the UK and around the world and included much loved ballet repertoire, such as The Sleeping Beauty, The Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Paquita, inspiring works by leading contemporary choreographers, and four UK premieres.
The annual Ballet Icons Gala in London has been organised by Ensemble Productions since 2006. The Gala’s programme pays tribute to the traditions of this beautiful genre of art – its old and contemporary masters.
The Ballet Icons Gala 2021 was accompanied by the English National Ballet Philharmonic orchestra under the direction of Jonathan Lo and performed by Aitor Arrieta (English National Ballet), Léonore Baulac (Paris Opera Ballet), Sergio Bernal (formerly the National Ballet of Spain), Filipa de Castro (National Ballet of Portugal), Jeffrey Cirio (English National Ballet), Jakob Feyferlik (Dutch National Ballet), Francesco Gabriele Frola (English National Ballet), Matthew Golding (formerly the Royal Ballet), Katja Khaniukova (English National Ballet), Maria Kochetkova (English National Ballet), Liudmila Konovalova (Vienna State Ballet), Lucía Lacarra (formerly the Bavarian State Ballet), Julian MacKay (San Francisco Ballet), Maia Makhateli (Dutch National Ballet), Nicoletta Manni (Teatro alla Scala), Vadim Muntagirov (The Royal Ballet), Yasmine Naghdi (The Royal Ballet), Marianela Núñez (The Royal Ballet), Ksenia Ovsyanick (Berlin State Ballet), Giuseppe Picone (Teatro di San Carlo), Carlos Pinillos (National Ballet of Portugal), Marcelino Sambé (The Royal Ballet), Daniil Simkin (Berlin State Ballet / ABT), and Denis Vieira (The Bavarian State Ballet).
The gala was followed by an exclusive dinner at Corinthian Hotel which was attended by TRH Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Prince and Princess Auesperg, Prince Janek Zylinski, Prince Nikita Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian Ambassador Andrei Kelin, designers Stephen Webster and Ozwald Boateng, songwriter Gary Kemp, model Yasmine Le Bon, dancer Wayne Sleep, writer Lady Colin Campbell, director of the Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hara among the others.
They were entertained by a rising star songwriter Sophia Elide and a fashion display with creations by Micaela Oliveira kindly presented by the Parliamentary Society for Arts, Fashion and Sports and its Chair, Rebeca Riofrio.
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