About a month ago, English National Ballet performed their Ballets Russes triple bill.
The company chose to perform one of the iconic Ballets Russes ballets, The Firebird.
Originally, this ballet was created in 1910, it showcased Diaghilevs genius for spotting and nurturing creative talent across the disciplines required for ballet which included Stravinskys score, Fokines choreography and designs by Bakst.
For this version ENB appointed the young and talented British choreographer, George Williamson. He brought his fresh and innovative take on the story and created a very exciting and different firebird from any other choreographed before. David Bamber- whose design credits include Gucci and Tom Ford collaborated with George on the stunning costumes and set designs, to bring to the audience a truly spectacular production.
The dancers did an amazing job behind the scenes with George, as well as on the stage in order to get this new ballet looking fantastic. A special mention to Ksenia Ovsyanick who stole the show as The Firebird!
I hope my photos are doing justice to their work, they more than deserve it…