In partnership with the English National Ballet.

Bringing world-class classical ballet to the widest possible audience.

Established in 1950 as Festival Ballet before rebranding as English National Ballet in 1989, English National Ballet (ENB) brings world-class classical ballet to the widest possible audience, delighting them with the traditional and inspiring them with the new. Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, the Company stands for artistic excellence and creativity.

Cunard and English National Ballet have been in partnership since 2019, delivering the first ever event voyage Dance the Atlantic. On land, Cunard is proud to sponsor some of the Company's most critically acclaimed productions, such as She Persisted in 2019 and Creature in 2021. In 2022 the partnership will present a brand new version of the classic ballet Raymonda and special event The Forsythe Evening.

The Forsythe Evening.

In 2018, choreographer William Forsythe and ENB dancers gave audiences a high when Playlist (Track 1, 2) premiered, juxtaposing ballet classicism and athleticism with the beats of neo-soul and house music.

In 2022, it returns – with now expanded Playlist (EP) with six music tracks ranging from Khalid and Barry White to Lion Babe, and up to 30 dancers on stage. This dance party just got bigger.

Completing this program is Blake Works I, a soulful piece for 21 dancers set to seven songs from James Blake’s album The Colour in Anything. Solos, duets and intricate group formations reflect the poetic melodies and words of Blake’s music.

We are proud to partner with ENB to honor this master choreographer, celebrating his enduring love for ballet. The Forsythe Evening opens in Sadler’s Wells on March 31 until April 10.

Raymonda.

We are delighted to be Production Sponsors of English National Ballet’s highly anticipated adaptation of the classic story ballet, Raymonda, created by Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo. Keeping the best of its 19th-century original, this new version includes a dramatic new story, introducing a heroine in command of her own destiny. Introducing Tamara Rojo’s first foray into directing and choreographing, building on her illustrious career as a dancer and artistic director.

Following the premiere at the London Coliseum in January 2022, Raymonda will go on tour, visiting Bristol on November 23 – 26 and Southampton from 30 November 30 to December 3, 2022. We hope to see you there.

Dance the Atlantic 2023.

August 11-18, 2023.
We are delighted to announce the return of Dance the Atlantic, an exquisite Event Voyage that celebrates the world of dance. This sailing brings the opportunity to become absorbed in the remarkable talent of English National Ballet, with access to rehearsals, workshops, classes, and a stunning performance in the beautiful Royal Court Theatre.

Discover what guests enjoyed on the award-winning 2019 voyage, and book your stateroom online today.

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