Lest we Forget
Lest we forget was English National Ballet’s programme to celebrate the centenary of the first world war. For his first season at the Barbican, ENB commissioned three major English choreographers. Liam Scarlett, Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan‘s works all brought a real emotional journey to this triple bill. They all took a drastically different take on this dark subject.
Liam Scarlett’s No Man’s Land is about the relationship between men and the women they leave behind. Maliphant’s Second Breath is about the men and their sacrifice. Khan’s work Dust is about the empowerment of women during the war, especially as they became the main workforce in the country.
You can check out as well the rehearsal film I made.