Ballet United: engaging, involving and inspiring all, through the love of dance.
For one night only, Ballet United brings together some of the world’s brightest and boldest talent, including 21 professional dancers from 10 different companies, to captivate new audiences and inspire fresh minds.
This unique Gala sees pioneering ballet dancers from premier international companies such as the The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Semperoper Dresden, Northern Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Vienna State Ballet and the Rome Opera Ballet take to the stage in an electrifying night showcasing the very best of ballet. The evening includes much loved pas de deux from the classical repertoire alongside more contemporary pieces by renowned 21st-century choreographers such as Benjamin Millepied and Hans Van Manen.
There are also three new works especially commissioned for this inaugural event by Valentino Zucchetti (First Soloist at The Royal Ballet) with music composed by Ilan Eshkeri, Nicola Gervasi (Northern Ballet) and Umut Özdaloglu.
The dancers (including Paul Marque Gold Medal winner at IBC Varna 2016 and this year’s BBC Young Dancer of the Year, Nafisah Baba) are accompanied by world class musicians Sasha Grynyuk, Gabriella Swallow, Corinne Hentschel, Timothy Ridout, Wei Wei Tan and Katerina Nazarova.
Ballet United strives to involve and inspire people from every walk of life. They hope you’ll join them in taking their first steps towards this amazing goal, and look forward to welcoming you for a spectacular night of ballet.
(Programme subject to change.)