A great leap forward of English National Ballet under the leadership of Tamara Rojo
Since its establishment in 1950, English National Ballet (ENB) has brought world-class classical ballet to the widest possible audience, aspiring to be the United Kingdom's most exciting and creative ballet company.
Today, ENB is attracting more attention than ever for its great leap forward since Tamara Rojo, who had been the star ballerina of the Royal Ballet, took over as Artistic Director in 2012. Determined to reinvigorate the Company, she has introduced innovative new works to the repertoire while continuing to honor traditional ballet.
One of the world's greatest ballerinas, Alina Cojocaru joined ENB as a principal dancer in 2013 after leaving the Royal Ballet, which was another shock in the dance world. She chose ENB for the new artistic opportunities it would offer her and a wonderful relationship and understanding with its artistic director Tamara Rojo. Joining of the two star dancers has given the Company new momentum. It is now attracting richly gifted dancers from all over the world including several Japanese dancers such as Erina Takahashi, principal dancer.
On its Japanese tour 2017, ENB will bring you two masterpieces, Coppélia and Le Corsaire, which will fully testify the Company's charm and capabilities. Coppélia, a comic tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll, is enchanting with a breathtaking celebration accompanied by the effervescent Delibes score. Le Corsaire is one of the biggest projects under Rojo's directorship. It is a magnificent spectacle overflowing with colorful costumes and sumptuous sets designed by Bob Ringwood, a class act who created the costumes for several film blockbusters, most notably the "Batman" series. Their performances at the Palais Garnier in 2016, which marked the first time a British company had appeared there in over seventy years, won enormous acclaim.
Revitalized ENB will create a great sensation in Tokyo in July 2017. Don't miss it!