Following performances in London and on tour this autumn, English National Ballet presents Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s masterwork, Song of the Earth, and Frank Andersen’s faithful version of the 1830s Romantic ballet La Sylphide at the London Coliseum this January, where Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort will also be revived.
Making his return to the London stage, Guest Artist Ivan Vasiliev, will perform the lead role in Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, alongside Lead Principal Tamara Rojo. Born in Vladistock, Russia, Vasiliev is a former Principal with the Bolshoi Ballet, the Mikhailovsky in St. Petersburg, and American Ballet Theatre. He previously performed in Le Jeune Homme et la Mort with English National Ballet in 2011, and in 2015 he performed with the company in Swan Lake.
Further Principal casting for Le Jeune Homme et la Mort includes Lead Principal Isaac Hernández and Principal Begoña Cao, now Lead Principal Joseph Caley and Cao, and Principal Cesar Corrales and Artist of the Company Jia Zhang.
Principal casting for Song of the Earth sees Lead Principal Tamara Rojo perform in the role of The Woman, alongside Lead Principal Joseph Caley and Lead Principal Aaron Robison, in the role of The Man and The Messenger of Death respectively.
La Sylphide sees performances from Lead Principals Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernández, Lead Principal Erina Takahashi and Guest Artist Ciro Tamayo, Principal Shiori Kase and Lead Principal Aaron Robison, Lead Principal Joseph Caley and Junior Soloist Rina Kanehara, and First Soloist Alison McWhinney and Soloist Aitor Arrieta.
Song of the Earth and La Sylphide will run at the London Coliseum from Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 January 2018, and Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and La Sylphide will run at London Coliseum from Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 January 2018. The company continues to present world-class dance by hugely talented artists.