London Ballet Circle visit to the Central School of Ballet: 13th May 2019
The London Ballet Circle was very warmly welcomed on its annual visit to Central this afternoon. This was probably the last time at Herbal Hill as the school will be moving to its new premises during the 2019/20 school year.
Ballet Central is the touring company formed of 3rd year students which performs 25-30 times all over the country. We were treated to excerpts from some of the 2019 programme - works by Ashton, MacMillan and Marney. The students tackled these challenging and very different works with grace, confidence and great skill. Artistic Director Christopher Marney introduced each piece and asked us to imagine the sets and costumes - easy to do when the dancers interpret the work so well!
The students answered questions from the audience and gave a real sense of the effort and commitment required in touring. It’s obvious that the graduating dancers are well prepared for their futures as professionals.
The visit finished with coffee and an opportunity to speak to some of the talented young dancers.