Central School Of Ballet

Central's Anna Brodrick interviewed by Anneka Rice

Monday 30th April 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

On Friday evening Central's Anna Brodrick, Lead Physiotherapist & Head of Medical Department appeared on The Radio 2 Arts Show with Anneka Rice.

During the interview Anna discussed with Anneka her role at Central, and the support that she provides to the students, both physically and mentally during their three years of training.

You can hear the interview in full on the BBC Radio 2 website here 48 minutes into the programme.

Central students train in New York City

Tuesday 24th April 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Last week, several Central 3rd year students and Ballet Central dancers travelled to New York City to take part in our annual exchange with SLK Ballet.

The students took part in classes led by Sara Knight who founded SLK Ballet in 2010, having trained in London and had an extensive and diverse career prior including working as Ballet Mistress at Central.

The students took part in Classical Ballet, Pas de Deux and Contemporary classes. They also performed alongside the SLK Ballet students at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.

Ballet Central featured in The Jewish Chronicle

Thursday 5th April 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Today Ballet Central is featured in the The Jewish Chronicle. Writer Joy Sable discusses with Christopher Marney Kenneth MacMillan's work Valley of Shadows, an excerpt of which features in this year's tour.

Valley of Shadows was Kenneth MacMillan's portrayal of the fate of an Italian Jewish family under fascism, Nazi occupation and the horrors of the death camps.

Inspired by Georgio Bassani's novel 'The Garden of the Finzi-Continis' and the film of the same name by Vittorio de Sica, it was controversial for its choice of subject.

On this year's tour, Ballet Central presents a scene set in the secluded garden of the family. Exiled from the local tennis club from which they are barred by Mussolini's race laws, a group of young people play in the garden.

Read the full article here on The Jewish Chronicle Website.

You can see this piece on the Ballet Central 2018 tour around the UK this Spring and Summer.

Ballet Central reviewed in Dance Europe

Wednesday 4th April 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Ballet Central is pleased to have been reviewed in the April edition of Dance Europe on pages 88 and 89.

Pick up a copy to read Deborah Weiss' review of Ballet Central's performance at RADA last month.

"A superbly balanced programme…the versatility of this graduate year blossomed.”

You can see these talented young dancers, on the cusp of their professional careers performing in theatres in towns and cities across the UK from now until July.

Please click through to the Ballet Central website for all tour dates and tickets.

Rediscovering Cinderella...25 years on

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

To honour Central's founder Christopher Gable and to mark 25 years since the premiere of Cinderella, Ballet Central's Artistic Director Christopher Marney has undertaken a significant research project to rediscover the ballet and reconstruct the work into a 30-minute-long, one-act piece. This work features in the Ballet Central 2018 tour.

In collaboration with Central's Musical Director Philip Feeney who composed the original score, the company worked alongside Charlotte Talbot, part of the original cast and now one of Central's governors.

Guided by Carole Gable, the new piece is a celebration of the original and a fresh take for today's audiences.

This project was made possible with the assistance of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama and the committed work of Kylie Radford and Iryna Pyzniuk.

You can see Cinderella as part of the Ballet Central tour, at venues in towns and cities across the UK! Head to Ballet Central's website for tour dates and tickets!

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