For the very first time, dancers from all eight of Britain’s main ballet companies – Ballet Black, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, New Adventures, Northern Ballet, Rambert, Scottish Ballet and The Royal Ballet – perform pieces from their repertoire on the same stage. We at ENB are delighted to be joining together with our peers for a truly unique performance.
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The Gala is hosted by former Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell and television presenter Ore Oduba. Accompanied by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia under the direction of conductor Paul Murphy, the British Ballet Charity Gala is an act of solidarity by Britain’s ballet industry to raise awareness of and funds for our work, and a celebration of our artform.
Proceeds from both the live gala on Thursday 3 June and the streaming on ROH Stream and ENB at Home from Friday 18 June are to be shared primarily between the participating companies, with each company further nominating a community dance company of their choice who will receive a waterfall donation.
With small donations being made to three other contributing charities, the Gala will benefit a total of 19 charities.
You can access a film of the performance here via ENB at Home. The film will be made available at 7pm BST on 18 June 2021, and will remain online until 18 July. If you buy access to the On Demand film ahead of time, you will be able to watch the performance as many times as you choose within that 30-day window. Please note that if you purchase access any time after 18 June, you will only be able to watch the performance in the window of time remaining until it expires on 18 July.
Available to stream in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States only.
★★★★ “Darcey Bussell serves up a feast of dance.”
“An impressive showcase of UK talent.”