The English National Ballet stage three iconic stories and three bold works on and by women in She Persisted.
The first is Broken Wings. Iconic painter Frida Kahlo is the heroine of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s creation, a colourful ballet full of warmth and passio based on Kahlo’s life and art.
The second is Nora. Stina Quagebeur, First Artist of the Company, choreographs her first work for the main stage. Nora is inspired by the lead character in Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, a woman on the path to independence.
Pina Bausch’s Le Sacre Du Printemps (The Rite Of Spring) returns to close the programme, following sold out performances in 2017 – only the fourth time it will have been performed in the UK since its creation in 1975.
An equal number of female and male dancers perform on a stage covered in soil, dancing the selection and sacrifice of a victim. The music by Stravinsky is performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.