Artisitc Director Tamara Rojo and choreographer Akram Kahn

English National Ballet announces three part dance programme inspired by the Centenary of the First World War

Posted on centenarynews.com on 12 June 2013
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The English National Ballet has announced that three dance pieces, inspired by the Centenary of the First World War, will be part of a programme of British choreography entitled Lest We Forget.

British choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett will create the new pieces for the English National Ballet.

Lest We Forget, will be accompanied by a reworking of Firebird by English National Ballet’s Associate Artist George Williamson and will be performed at the Barbican Theatre in April 2014.

The English National Ballet’s Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, said that she was "thrilled" that "these three great artists [Khan, Maliphant and Scarlett] have agreed to create works for the Company".

"I wanted an evening of British work and the Great War still has such resonance in British culture and society that the occasion of the centenary was an obvious inspiration”.

Lest We Forget will run at the Barbican Theatre in London from the 2nd-12th April 2014.

Date of press release publication: 10/06/2013

Source: English National Ballet website

Images courtesy of David Jenson; the English National Ballet website

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News