Whipped Cream
AMANDA JENNINGS savours the New York premiere of ABT's sweet confection

Whipped Cream, premiered in California earlier this year, had not been seen in New York until the company chose it for their Spring Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House. The two-act ballet tells the story of The Boy, who, to celebrate his confirmation, visits the local confectioners with his friends and consumes so much whipped cream that he makes himself sick. He is taken off to hospital, and in his delirium imagines... Read Amanda Jennings' review in the July issue.

American Ballet Theatre - Stella Abrera & David Hallberg in Whipped Cream. Photo: Gene Schiavone

ENB Emerging Dancer 2017

PHILIP TUNSTALL applauds emerging talent at English National Ballet

English National Ballet’s eighth annual Emerging Dancer competition flew into Sadler’s Wells Theatre for one night only. The evening is a celebration of the rising stars within the company and provides them with the opportunity to dance outside their usual rank. This year’s finalists featured four members of the corps de ballet, one junior soloist and one soloist. Compèred by Arlene Phillips, the event was live-streamed online... Read Philip Tunstall's report in the July issue.

Aitor Arrieta. Photo: Emma Kauldhar