English National Ballet School’s 2015 Choreographic Competition will be live streamed on 19 May. The school will once again be working with English National Ballet School graduate and former English National Ballet dancer Andre Portasio, Executive Producer of ArtStreaming TV, to live stream this exciting event across the world. Following the success of ‘A day in the life of English National Ballet School’, which was watched live by over 6,000 people across 23 countries and viewed by an additional 15,000 thousand on demand, the school will be sharing the competition via live streaming.
As well as being able to watch all of the action, audiences will also have the opportunity to further interact with the competition through Twitter (using #ENBSChoreo) and by casting a People’s Choice vote via text. The school is presenting a thoroughly unique opportunity to engage further with the school, and the talents of their students as aspiring dancers. It will also be an opportunity of inside access to a showcase of the young, new and exciting talent of the choreographic world.
Arlene Philips CBE will stand as head judge for the competition, observing the work of the young choreographers of English National Ballet School. She maintains, following her own experience as a choreographer in the ever-expanding arts industry, that young dancers need opportunities like this, in order to develop their craft and to find a dance maker of the future.
This annual competition has grown in profile and endeavour in recent years, giving the students the opportunity to showcase their emerging choreographic talents, similar to English National Ballet’s Choreographics scheme each year. The competition will be performed in front of the prestigious panel of judges, also including Rambert’s Artistic Director Mark Baldwin and independent dance artists Kerry Nicholls, and lead by the highly respected Phillips. The live stream will be presented by Faye Barker, presenter and reporter for ITV News and ITV News London.
The winning choreography piece will go on to open English National Ballet’s Choreographics at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells in June.