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EMERGING DANCER CELEBRATING THE TALENT OF TOMORROW’S STARS

Tue 17 May, 7.30pm

London Palladium


As Artistic Director of English National Ballet, I am delighted to welcome you to the seventh annual Emerging Dancer. It is very important for English National Ballet to continue to stage this competition and for you, our audiences, to witness young talent being celebrated in this way. We are committed to the ongoing artistic development of our dancers and to nurturing the stars of the future. They are all dedicated and exceptional individuals but only one can be awarded Emerging Dancer 2016 tonight. We will also see the announcement of the People’s Choice Award, voted by you - our audiences - across the UK between October 2015 through to April 2016, and a brand new Corps de Ballet Award given to an exceptional Artist of the Company that has gone beyond the call of duty. Last year’s Emerging Dancer winner, Jinhao Zhang will partner Shiori Kase (2011 Emerging Dancer winner) in the pas d’esclave from Le Corsaire whilst Laurretta Summerscales (winner of both the 2013 and 2015 People’s Choice Award) will be partnered by Max Westwell (2011 and 2015 Finalist) in the famous balcony pas de deux from Romeo & Juliet. I hope you enjoy this evening, and that you will continue to follow and support these talented artists. Tamara Rojo CBE

Running Order WELCOME Natasha Kaplinsky PAS DE DEUX

Isabelle Brouwers and Erik Woolhouse The Talisman pas de deux Choreography: Marius Petipa Music: Riccardo Drigo, arranged by Gavin Sutherland Jeanette Kakareka and Daniele Silingardi Black Swan pas de deux Choreography: Marius Petipa Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged by Gavin Sutherland Rina Kanehara and Cesar Corrales Diana and Acteon Choreography: Agrippina Vaganova after Marius Petipa Music: Riccardo Drigo, arranged by Gavin Sutherland CONTEMPORARY SOLOS Erik Woolhouse Eros Redux Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Music: Jacob Ter Veldhuis Isabelle Brouwers New Edmonds work Choreography: Charlotte Edmonds Music: Zoe Keating Daniele Silingardi Spring and Fall Choreography: John Neumeier Music: Antonín Dvořák

Jeanette Kakareka Requiem for a Rose Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Music: Almar Kok featuring Franz Schubert Cesar Corrales Contrabajo para Hombre solo Choreography: Julio Lopez Music: Astor Piazzolla Rina Kanehara Black Swan (Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo) Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged by Gavin Sutherland INTERVAL Laurretta Summerscales and Max Westwell Romeo & Juliet, balcony pas de deux Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev Music: Sergei Prokofiev, arranged by John Longstaff (by kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes) Jinhao Zhang and Shiori Kase Le Corsaire, pas d’esclave Choreography: Anna Marie Holmes after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev Music: Prince Pyotr van Oldenburg and J. Zibin, arranged by Gavin Sutherland AWARDS PRESENTATION


Meet the finalists Isabelle Brouwers Having trained at English National Ballet School, Isabelle joined English National Ballet in 2014. Since joining the Company she has performed in Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and as an Odalisque in Le Corsaire. In 2015 Isabelle was a finalist in Emerging Dancer. She has won the Silver Medal at the 2013 Genée International Ballet Competition, and came second place in Young British Dancer of the Year 2013.

Cesar Corrales Having joined English National Ballet in 2014, Cesar was promoted to Junior Soloist at the end of the 2014/2015 season. He has gone on to perform as Mercutio in Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet, the Nephew in Nutcracker, and as Ali and Birbanto in Le Corsaire.

Jeanette Kakareka Jeanette joined English National Ballet in 2013, having graduated from San Francisco Ballet School. She has performed as Rosaline in Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet, and in Liam Scarlett’s No Man’s Land, part of the Company’s award-winning Lest We Forget programme, and as an Odalisque in Le Corsaire. In 2015 she was an Emerging Dancer finalist.

Rina Kanehara The youngest dancer in the Company, Rina trained at the Princess Grace Academy, Monaco and joined English National Ballet after winning the Prix de Lausanne 2015. During her short time with the Company, she has performed as an Odalisque in Le Corsaire and as a Lead Snowflake in Nutcracker.

Daniele Silingardi Daniele joined the Company in 2013 upon graduating from the Royal Ballet Upper School. He has performed in the role of Paris in Romeo & Juliet, Second Breath by Russell Maliphant, and Dust by Akram Khan, both part of the award-winning Lest We Forget programme.

Erik Woolhouse Erik trained at the Royal Ballet Upper School and joined English National Ballet last year and has so far performed in Romeo & Juliet, and in the Russian dance in Nutcracker. In 2014 he won Young British Dancer of the Year.


Music performed by: English National Ballet Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Many thanks to our Judges Sir Matthew Bourne OBE Viviana Durante Thomas Edur CBE Russell Maliphant Oxana Panchenko Tamara Rojo CBE Morgann Runacre-Temple

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Emerging Dancer videos © Laurent Liotardo. Cover image: Photography © Laurent Liotardo, post production by Nik Pate. Back image: Tamara Rojo and Akram Khan in rehearsals © Laurent Liotardo. The taking of photographs is not permitted. Members of the public are reminded that tape recorders or other types of recording apparatus may not be brought into the auditorium. It is forbidden to record any performance or part thereof, unless prior arrangements have been made with English National Ballet. For the benefit of all patrons, please switch off all mobile phones and alarms before the performance. English National Ballet is a registered Charity, no. 214005.

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