Tamara Rojo, a star of classical ballet and leader of the acclaimed English National Ballet, continues to lead her company in the right direction. To great praise, Rojo has incorporated a #MeToo era triple-bill into her company’s season. She Persisted, the production that follows the company’s She Said all-female choreography program from 2016, is a breath of fresh air, telling original stories by women to international audiences.
The program is a three-part evening, with work by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Stina Quagebeur (a First Artists with ENB), and Pina Bausch. Nora, Quagebeur’s first work for the main stage, is the program’s major premiere, which speaks volumes to the support Rojo and her team have for new artists – particularly women.
Broken Wings and The Rite of Spring return to the company’s repertoire, creating a full-circle program of work from both emerging female artists to those well-established in the dance community.
Watch English National Ballet’s video below to hear Tamara Rojo, artists, and Stina Quagebeur discuss the program and women choreographers.
Learn more about She Persisted on the ENB website, here.