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Emerging Dancer

Venue: London Coliseum

 
St. Martin's Lane,
London WC2N 4ES,
United Kingdom
 
 
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Season 2018
 

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Emerging Dancer
Mon 11 June 2018
Dress 2
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19:30 London Coliseum 34 € Add to cart
 
 
 
Event details
 

Celebrating the talent of tomorrow’s stars.

 

Selected by their peers, six of English National Ballet’s most promising dancers perform in front of an eminent panel of expert judges, before one receives the 2018 Emerging Dancer Award.

 

This inspiring evening is a fantastic opportunity to watch the company’s rising stars flourish, and witness how far their dedication has taken them.

 

The recipient of the People’s Choice Award, selected by members of the public, and the Corps de Ballet Award, acknowledging the work on and off-stage of an Artist of the Company, will also be revealed.

 

The 2018 finalists are:

 

Precious Adams
Trained at the National Ballet School of Canada; Academy Princess Grace Monte Carlo, Monaco; and Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow, Adams joined English National Ballet following her double prize win at the Prix de Lausanne in 2014. She was promoted to First Artist in 2017 and has danced with the company in works including William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Pina Bausch’s Le sacre du printemps, Song of the Earth, and recently in Elite Syncopations at the Royal Opera House as part of ‘Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration’.

 

Fernando Carratalá Coloma
Coloma joined English National Ballet in 2017 as an Artist of the Company, having previously danced with Victor Ullate Ballet in Spain. Since joining the company, he has performed the principal roles of Nutcracker, and as the Messenger of Death in Song of the Earth.

 

Giorgio Garrett
Garrett trained at Palma’s Conservatoire of Music and Dance and at the Royal Ballet School. He joined English National Ballet as an Artist of the Company in 2016 from The National Ballet of Canada. In 2011, Giorgio was awarded the ‘Encouragement and Potential Award’ at Young British Dancer of the Year, followed by the ‘Commendation Award’ in 2012. Giorgio has danced with English National Ballet in works including Akram Khan’s Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, Nutcracker, Song of the Earth and La Sylphide in which he danced the role of Gurn.

 

Daniel McCormick
Having trained with Ballet San Jose School, San Francisco Ballet School and Houston Ballet School, McCormick danced with Houston Ballet before joining English National Ballet in 2017 as an Artist of the Company. While with the company, he has danced in productions including Song of the Earth, La Sylphide and Nutcracker in which he danced the Spanish divertissement.

 

Francesca Velicu
Velicu trained at the Choreography High School Floria Capsali, Bucharest and at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy before dancing with Romanian National Ballet. She was awarded second place at the 2013 Youth America Grand Prix in the Junior Category and was a Gold Medal winner at the 2012 World Ballet Competition. Since joining English National Ballet in 2016 she has been promoted to First Artist in 2017 and has performed as The Chosen One in Pina Bausch’s Le sacre du printemps, as Effy in La Sylphide and as Clara in Nutcracker.

 

Connie Vowles
Vowles joined English National Ballet as an Artist of the Company in 2016. Having previously trained at the Royal Ballet School she joined The Royal Ballet on their US tour and Birmingham Royal Ballet on their tour of Swan Lake. Since joining the Company, Vowles has danced in Romeo & Juliet; La Sylphide, as a Lead Sylph; and in Nutcracker as Louise/Mirliton and as a Lead Snowflake. In 2017, she performed in Space for Everyone, an original short film made in collaboration with English National Ballet, the V&A, and Boiler Room.

 
Venue
 
London Coliseum
 

The home of ENO is the London Coliseum in the heart of London’s West End. Conveniently positioned in Theatreland, the theatre is near both Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square and benefits from the proximity of a number of tube stations and Charing Cross national rail station.
 

With the widest stage in London, it is a perfect venue for dance and performing arts companies. The glorious Edwardian architecture and interiors were magnificently restored in 2004, providing a beautiful auditorium and wonderful entertaining spaces throughout the building.  
 

 

HISTORY OF THE COLISEUM

 

The London Coliseum was designed by Frank Matcham for Sir Oswald Stoll with the ambition of being the largest and finest ‘People’s palace of entertainment’ of the age. 
 

Matcham wanted a Theatre of Variety – not a music hall but equally not highbrow entertainment. The resulting programme was a mix of music hall and variety theatre, with one act - a full scale revolving chariot race - requiring the stage to revolve. The theatre’s original slogan was PRO BONO PUBLICO (For the public good). It was opened in 1904 and the inaugural performance was a variety bill on 24 December that year.
 

With 2,359 seats it is the largest theatre in London. It underwent extensive renovations between 2000 and 2004 when an original staircase planned by Frank Matcham was finally put in to his specifications.The theatre changed its name from the London Coliseum to the Coliseum Theatre between 1931 and 1968. During the Second World War, the Coliseum served as a canteen for Air Raid Patrol workers, and Winston Churchill gave a speech from the stage. After 1945 it was mainly used for American musicals before becoming in 1961 a cinema for seven years.  In 1968 it reopened as The London Coliseum, home of Sadler’s Wells Opera. In 1974 Sadler’s Wells became English National Opera and the Company bought the freehold of the building for £12.8 million in 1992. The theatre underwent a complete and detailed restoration from 2000 which was supported by National Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, The National Lottery through Arts Council England, Vernon & Hazel Ellis and a number of generous trust and individual donors to whom we are extremely grateful.The auditorium and other public areas were returned to their original Edwardian decoration and new public spaces were created. The theatre re-opened in 2004.
 

The London Coliseum has the widest proscenium arch in London (55 feet wide and 34 feet high – the stage is 80 feet wide, with a throw of over 115 feet from the stage to the back of the balcony) and was one of the first theatres to have electric lighting. It was built with a revolving stage although this was rarely used which consisted of three concentric rings and was 75 feet cross in total and cost Stoll £70,000. A range of modern features included electric lifts for patrons, a roof garden and an Information Bureau in which physicians or others expecting urgent telephone calls or telegrams could leave their seat numbers and be immediately informed if required.

 

FINDING LONDON COLISEUM

 

Nearest Underground

Charing Cross - 0.2 miles 
Northern Line 
Leicester Square - 0.2 miles 
Northern & Piccadilly Lines 
Covent Garden - 0.3 miles 
Northern & Piccadilly Lines 
Embankment - 0.3 miles 
Bakerloo, Circle, District & Northern Lines
 

Nearest Overground

Charing Cross - 0.2 miles 
Waterloo - 0.8 miles
 

Nearest Buses

3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176

 
 
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