English National Ballet – Beyond Ballets Russes – Programme 1 VISITING COMPANY L’après-midi d’un faune, Faun(e), Firebird, The Rite of Spring “Ballet is powerful, in beauty and horror, as this outstanding programme demonstrates” The Daily Telegraph English National Ballet celebrates the legacy of the Ballets Russes with performances inspired by some of the troupe’s great works. Ballets Russes productions were collaborations with major choreographers, composers, artists and dancers of the time including Pavlova, Picasso, Debussy, Chanel, Matisse, Nijinsky and Stravinsky. This programme sees the World Premiere of a new Firebird choreographed by young British choreographer George Williamson with designs by David Bamber. David Dawson’s Faun(e) which was described as “rapturous” by The Sunday Times, is performed alongside Dawson’s inspiration, Nijinsky’s L’après-midi d’un faune which caused huge controversy at its premiere with its hauntingly beautiful Debussy score. The finale is MacMillan’s magnificent reworking of the visceral The Rite of Spring. ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET – BEYOND BALLETS RUSSES – PROGRAMME 1 VISITING COMPANY THU 22 MAR 12 – TUE 27 MAR 12 6 PERFORMANCES REMAINING http://www.eno.org/see-whats-on/productions/production-page.php?itemid=1788