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English National Ballet, 2011 Season

English National Ballet, 2011 Season

Complete listings for ENB's UK and London tours

Petit has a triple bill to himself, including the celebrated Carmen that he created for himself and his wife Zizi Jeanmaire, and possibly his most in-demand ballet, the dark, erotic Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, sought for by ballet stars the world over. Lifar's sparkling 1943 piece of Classicism, Suite en Blanc, is partnered with two of ENB director Wayne Eagling's own ballets, the all-male Men Y Men and his elegy on Mahler, Resolution, and a new work by young ENB dancer-choreographer Van le Ngoc.

Two Derek Deane productions are featured, his fine 2000 theatre staging of Swan Lake and Strictly Gershwin, an evening of dancing to songs by George and Ira Gershwin, returning to the maw of the Royal Albert Hall where it originated in 2008, but likely to be more lovable in the theatres that it tours to later. Full season guide below.


Spring/Summer 2011

  • 5-15 January, Romeo & Juliet (Prokofiev, Nureyev 1977), London Coliseum
  • 28 February, Emerging Dancer, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
  • 16-19 March, Black & White: Wayne Eagling’s Resolution (music Mahler)/ Eagling’s Men Y Men (Rachmaninov)/ WORLD PREMIERE Van Le Ngoc’s The Weight of Love/ Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc (Edouard Lalo) London Coliseum

Watch Paris Opera Ballet dance the finale from Suite en Blanc in 2009 (from lanou on YouTube):

Watch Rudolf Nureyev and Zizi Jeanmaire in Petit's Le Jeune Homme et la Mort in 1966:

Autumn/Winter 2011

Artistic director: Wayne Eagling

Principal conductor: Gavin Sutherland

Patron: HRH The Duke of York

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