After 30 years… they’re back.
The former resident company of Sadler’s Wells is making its long-awaited return to the world stage. London City Ballet presents the best of British ballet and contemporary dance, paying homage to the company’s early beginnings, shining a bright light on a new legacy.
Last seen 30 years ago, London City Ballet’s international company of dancers are touring the world in 2024, presenting acclaimed works including the revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s 1972 one-act ballet Ballade, unseen in Europe for over 50 years. Internationally celebrated ballerina, Alina Cojocaru, will appear as a guest artist in this greatly anticipated revival.
Ashley Page’s Larina Waltz marks the ballet’s 30th anniversary, and Olivier award-winner Arielle Smith premiere’s a new work. Eve, a full company work by Christopher Marney, which premiered at Sadlers Wells in 2022 will close the evening.
Artistic Director, Christopher Marney has spent over a year rebuilding London City Ballet and these comeback performances remembers the Company’s roots in the form of rarely-seen archival footage.
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Image description: A white stage and background with a table in the centre. On it sits two dancers, one male and one female. They are wearing white costumes and embracing, the mans head resting on the woman’s chest.