English National Ballet's Modern Masters
This past Tuesday (March 10th, 2015) English National Ballet opened a new program titled, "Modern Masters" at Sadler's Wells.
This program included work from some of the top three choreographers that dancers dream of working with today -- at least I certainly dream of them! The ballets were "Petit Mort" by Jiří Kylián, "In The Middle Somewhat Elevated" by William Forsythe, and "Spring and Fall" by John Neumeier. While you know that I was unfortunately unable to perform due to a current injury (you can read that blog post here) I am at least lucky enough to be able to be an audience member during this special time for the company.
When I first found out I wasn't going to be able to perform in Modern Masters, I assumed that I would also not be able to watch the shows due to the heartbreak of not being able to dance. However, time allowed me to balance the mental state of my extreme disappointment, and I realized that watching would not put me down in the end, but rather lift me up! I was right. There are currently only three more shows left this week; I saw almost all of the previous shows and I plan on seeing the Saturday and Sunday shows too.
There has been a wonderful, exciting buzz throughout Sadler's Wells every time I've watched, and for good reason too -- the company looks fantastic!
This program has been well received by the dancers, audiences, and reviewers.
Tamara Rojo's decision to begin our time at Sadler's Wells (if some of you haven't heard, ENB is now the official associate company of Sadler's Wells) with this program was absolutely perfect. While our next programs (She Said, Lest We Forget, and Giselle by Akram Khan) at Sadler's are completely new creations, this was a tribute to the great works and great, accomplished choreographers of today. These three ballet's now stand as "classics" in the ballet world and the choreographers are all known around the world as "geniuses," each in their own right.
I truly feel that Modern Masters is another triumph for English National Ballet. It is another wonderful step, guided by Tamara Rojo, for all of us. These are certainly the moments when I feel proud to be a part of this company.
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